Heroin addict Jason Evans jailed after selling drugs to undercover police officer

Daily Echo: Drug pusher Jason Evans sold heroin to undercover cop on last day of dealing on street Drug pusher Jason Evans sold heroin to undercover cop on last day of dealing on street

 HE thought he was days away from getting out of the drugs business.

But Jason Evans then sold heroin to an undercover police officer and has now been jailed for 32 months.

Evans sold the heroin while on police bail for possession offences committed a month earlier.

Southampton Crown Court heard Evans, 33, had been addicted to heroin for 12 years and had been dealing to pay off a debt to a dealer known as “AZ”.

He was caught last March in Onslow Road, Southampton, with five wraps of heroin and seven wraps of crack cocaine, worth £360 and later admitted swallowing more drugs while he was being arrested.

Evans continued to deal after being released on bail, selling £55 worth of heroin to an undercover officer on three occasions in April.

In mitigation, the court heard he was being pressured into dealing to pay off his debts and wanted to quit to become a labourer, telling the undercover officer it was his “last day” dealing on their third meeting.

He had also been praised for his behaviour in prison.

Judge Peter Henry QC said: “You are of a good frame of mind and want to get off drugs and start a proper life.”

Evans was also given a 27-month jail term for the possession offences to run alongside the longer sentence.

Comments (17)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:51am Mon 20 Jan 14

wwozzer says...

His last day of being a peddler of filth and he gets caught. Bless, that's rotten luck, I almost feel sorry for him.
His last day of being a peddler of filth and he gets caught. Bless, that's rotten luck, I almost feel sorry for him. wwozzer

9:00am Mon 20 Jan 14

Lockssmart says...

Force him to sit week after week at Fratton Park. Ultimate punishment.
Force him to sit week after week at Fratton Park. Ultimate punishment. Lockssmart

9:07am Mon 20 Jan 14

southamptongeordie says...

I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth. southamptongeordie

11:46am Mon 20 Jan 14

userds5050 says...

southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
[quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point? userds5050

12:01pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked. Inform Al

1:36pm Mon 20 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

"Pusher"? Really? Are we in a 70s blaxploitation movie? Can you dig it?

There are no "pushers", it's a complete myth. There are more than enough people all too willing to buy drugs, there's really no need for anyone to be pushing anything. And they don't. It doesn't happen. Cue a bunch of ill informed posts from people who haven't got a clue, as usual, but the fact is, there are no pushers.
"Pusher"? Really? Are we in a 70s blaxploitation movie? Can you dig it? There are no "pushers", it's a complete myth. There are more than enough people all too willing to buy drugs, there's really no need for anyone to be pushing anything. And they don't. It doesn't happen. Cue a bunch of ill informed posts from people who haven't got a clue, as usual, but the fact is, there are no pushers. gilbertratchet

1:38pm Mon 20 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime. gilbertratchet

1:43pm Mon 20 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

wwozzer wrote:
His last day of being a peddler of filth and he gets caught. Bless, that's rotten luck, I almost feel sorry for him.
I do feel sorry for him. If you look at the constant anti-drugs hysteria spouted on the Echo, you'll spot the glaring contradiction: they condemn both users and dealers. Surely if you condemn dealers, it's because you accept that users are victims. Otherwise, why are you condemning dealers? Otherwise you're just being angry that one group of people you have nothing but contempt for is involved with another group of people you have nothing but contempt for.

This guy was a user. A victim. He was forced by his dealer to deal himself. I feel sorry for anyone who's trying to better their situation, and is thwarted in the attempt.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: His last day of being a peddler of filth and he gets caught. Bless, that's rotten luck, I almost feel sorry for him.[/p][/quote]I do feel sorry for him. If you look at the constant anti-drugs hysteria spouted on the Echo, you'll spot the glaring contradiction: they condemn both users and dealers. Surely if you condemn dealers, it's because you accept that users are victims. Otherwise, why are you condemning dealers? Otherwise you're just being angry that one group of people you have nothing but contempt for is involved with another group of people you have nothing but contempt for. This guy was a user. A victim. He was forced by his dealer to deal himself. I feel sorry for anyone who's trying to better their situation, and is thwarted in the attempt. gilbertratchet

2:19pm Mon 20 Jan 14

userds5050 says...

Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
You must have missed that it was the undercover cop who said he was told it was his last day when he sold him the drugs. Don't let the facts get in your way though.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]You must have missed that it was the undercover cop who said he was told it was his last day when he sold him the drugs. Don't let the facts get in your way though. userds5050

2:28pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.
'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.[/p][/quote]'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked. Inform Al

3:51pm Mon 20 Jan 14

userds5050 says...

Inform Al wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.
'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.
Maybe he knew the cop was undercover all along but thought he'd get his mitigation in early by making up the story it was his last day.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.[/p][/quote]'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.[/p][/quote]Maybe he knew the cop was undercover all along but thought he'd get his mitigation in early by making up the story it was his last day. userds5050

6:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Watch the soap mush!
Watch the soap mush! Fatty x Ford Worker

6:08am Tue 21 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

what about the undercover officer who bought the drugs? surely an offence was commited there, for example, possesion of and illegal substance? commiting a crime, to catch a criminal is a bit hypocritical don't you think? just my opinion though...time to smoke a joint and laugh at what this world has come too! and before anyone decides to give me grief, yes i work full time, and recieve no handouts, so i will spend MY hard earned cash on whatever i wish! :)
what about the undercover officer who bought the drugs? surely an offence was commited there, for example, possesion of and illegal substance? commiting a crime, to catch a criminal is a bit hypocritical don't you think? just my opinion though...time to smoke a joint and laugh at what this world has come too! and before anyone decides to give me grief, yes i work full time, and recieve no handouts, so i will spend MY hard earned cash on whatever i wish! :) nervousbumskin420

8:24am Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
what about the undercover officer who bought the drugs? surely an offence was commited there, for example, possesion of and illegal substance? commiting a crime, to catch a criminal is a bit hypocritical don't you think? just my opinion though...time to smoke a joint and laugh at what this world has come too! and before anyone decides to give me grief, yes i work full time, and recieve no handouts, so i will spend MY hard earned cash on whatever i wish! :)
Nice try, idiot troll.
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: what about the undercover officer who bought the drugs? surely an offence was commited there, for example, possesion of and illegal substance? commiting a crime, to catch a criminal is a bit hypocritical don't you think? just my opinion though...time to smoke a joint and laugh at what this world has come too! and before anyone decides to give me grief, yes i work full time, and recieve no handouts, so i will spend MY hard earned cash on whatever i wish! :)[/p][/quote]Nice try, idiot troll. gilbertratchet

8:24am Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.
I guess if everyone downvotes it, it stops being true!
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.[/p][/quote]I guess if everyone downvotes it, it stops being true! gilbertratchet

8:26am Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Inform Al wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.
'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.
Depends on your reading comprehension I guess. It says he told the undercover officer on their third meeting. It doesn't say he told the officer as he was arrested. You can argue all you want, but you're really just trying to weasel out of having mis-read the situation.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.[/p][/quote]'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.[/p][/quote]Depends on your reading comprehension I guess. It says he told the undercover officer on their third meeting. It doesn't say he told the officer as he was arrested. You can argue all you want, but you're really just trying to weasel out of having mis-read the situation. gilbertratchet

8:27am Tue 21 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

userds5050 wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
southamptongeordie wrote:
I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year.
They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!!
I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.
What's your point?
I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.
Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.
'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.
Maybe he knew the cop was undercover all along but thought he'd get his mitigation in early by making up the story it was his last day.
Good point! Makes far more sense than to simply not sell drugs to someone you know is an undercover officer.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptongeordie[/bold] wrote: I used to work for a major supermarket group and we normally caught a shoplifter every day. Several hundred every year. They all had one thing in common --- it was always the first time they had shoplifted,and they would never do it again!! I suppose I should be pleased I prevent so many people becoming criminals or is it possible they might have not been telling the truth.[/p][/quote]What's your point?[/p][/quote]I thought that was obvious, it's very possible that he lied to get the best deal from the court. Seems to have worked.[/p][/quote]Not if you read the story. He told the undercover officer this was his last day. At a point, presumably, when he didn't believe the guy to be an undercover officer. Believe it or not, some people do want to escape the life of crime.[/p][/quote]'At a point PRESUMABLY' We would need to know at which point he said this. Going from previous experience I would guess at the point he was told he was nicked.[/p][/quote]Maybe he knew the cop was undercover all along but thought he'd get his mitigation in early by making up the story it was his last day.[/p][/quote]Good point! Makes far more sense than to simply not sell drugs to someone you know is an undercover officer. gilbertratchet

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree