Man given suspended sentence after heroin and cocaine found at home

Stoke Gifford in the Media.

A Stoke Gifford man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to permitting his property to be used in the supply of class A drugs, reports the Bristol Post.

Kevin Kendell, 28, of Great Swanmoor Close, had been arrested after cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia were found at his home.

Police went to the property after stopping a car in New Road on 1st May 2012. In that incident, one the occupants of the car dropped a package containing 100 street deal wraps of heroin and 61 of crack cocaine.

On searching Kendell’s property, police discovered 249.8g of heroin worth £4,000 and 78.6g of crack cocaine worth £12,500. A silver suitcase with lighters, cling film, a razor blade and self seal bags were also found.

Two other men, who had both been in the car stopped by police, admitted conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine and were  jailed for a total of more than nine years.

Kendell was told his sentence was able to be suspended not least because he entered prompt pleas, was of good character and had to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

Judge Michael Roach also ordered him to do 160 hours’ unpaid work.

Read more: Jail for two men found with cocaine and heroin

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