Man jailed for drugs and cash 'find'

PUBLISHED: 14:24 17 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

A MAN who claimed he found more than 300 Ecstasy tablets and £1,170 pounds on a train has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Perry Harvey had told a court that he kept the drugs, took some himself and may have given some to friends if they had wanted

A MAN who claimed he found more than 300 Ecstasy tablets and £1,170 pounds on a train has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Perry Harvey had told a court that he kept the drugs, took some himself and may have given some to friends if they had wanted any.

He said: "I thought I was lucky when I found the money but it has all back fired on me now."

Harvey, 22, of London Road, Biggleswade, was before Luton Crown Court on Friday to be sentenced for possessing the drugs with intent to supply, a charge he had admitted.

At an earlier hearing, a judge said he was sceptical about Harvey's claim to have found the tablets and believed he had been caught red handed as a commercial dealer. The drugs were worth up to £3,000 on the street.

Laura Blackband, prosecuting, said police raided a house in Swanstand, Letchworth GC, on January 13 last year.

It was the home of Harvey's then girlfriend where he stayed on and off.

The tablets and cash were in a bedside cabinet, and originally his girlfriend was arrested. But a few days later he told police the drugs were his and said he had found them on a train about five days before.

He said he tried some himself and liked the buzz.

Jailing him, Judge John Bevan QC said: "Class A drugs are pernicious and I find that you had these drugs for the purpose of commercial supply. You plainly have not told the whole truth.

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