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28 months in jail for teen drugs runner
5:29pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A TEENAGER, who splashed more than £1,000 on designer clothes by acting as a drugs runner, has begun a 28-month prison term.
James Moore was attracted by the lifestyle and money but quickly realised he had been foolish and had got into things well above his head, and after being threatened by the supplier, he handed himself into the police and confessed, defence solicitor Susan Ridge told Southampton Crown Court.
“He was threatened, got scared. It was nothing like what he had got into before.
“He knows he must live with the consequences and spends much of his time on remand in segregation because of threats. He has no intention of using drugs when he is released.”
Prosecutor Tammy Mears said the 18-year-old was asked to “step into the breach” as a runner on the basis he would receive £100 a time, and over a five-week spell during the summer he estimated he had made £1,200.
Moore, of Bitterne Road West, admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine.
He was said to have nine previous convictions.
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