Drugs find in police raid on home

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A police search of a Blackpool man’s home led to the discovery of several different types of drug.

The biggest find was a large ball of diamorphine that had a street value of £3,770.

Officers also found the party drug Meow Meow, as well as several tablets of MDMA.

Eric Osborn, 45, had pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing controlled drugs.

The case arises from police executing a drugs warrant at his address on Dunelt Road, South Shore on the morning of October 18 last year.

Julian Goode, prosecuting at Preston Crown Court, said that when asked if there were any drugs in the home, he disclosed that drugs were on the bedside table.

A diamorphine wrap was found.

Police found three tablets of MDMA and 1.34g of powder known as MMC, or Meow Meow, the party drug. The powder was worth £26.80. Another £75 of diamorphone was found in a drawer.

Officers decided to do a strip search of the defendant. An item was found on the bed, near to where he had been restrained.

It was a large ball of brown powder, wrapped in cellophane.

That was 37.7g of diamorphine, with a street value of £3,770, added Mr Goode. Osborn went on to say the drugs were for his own personal use and he had no intentions of supplying.

Waheed Omran-Baber, defending, said his client had spent around seven months on remand.

That meant he had effectively served a fourteen months long sentence.

The judge, Recorder Paul Taylor, passed a 14 months prison sentence he said should mean the defendant’s immediate release.