Teenager sold drugs from Great Yarmouth flat

PUBLISHED: 13:24 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:48 06 July 2018

Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd.

Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd.

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A teenager forced to sell drugs from a Great Yarmouth flat to pay off a drugs debt has been given 15 months custody.

Bruno Fernandes, 19, was found with 34 wraps of heroin and 15 wraps of cocaine when police raided the address in South Quay, on May 10, this year, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said Fernandes tried to hide the drugs but they were found when he was searched and he admitted he was directed to sell the drugs to pay off a drugs debt.

Fernandes, who appeared via a link from Peterborough jail, admitted possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.

Matthew McNiff, for Fernandes, said that he had paid a heavy price for getting involved in drugs: “He has learnt an important life lesson. He knows he has damaged his future.”

He said Fernandes, who is from Portugal, had put his time to good use while in custody.

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