Man who tried to import drugs from China warned he could be facing jail sentence (From The Advertiser Series)
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Crook man who tried to import drugs from China warned he could be facing jail sentence
A MAN who attempted to import almost a kilogram of the stimulant MCAT was warned he could be facing a prison sentence.
The consignment of 989g of the class B drug was intercepted at a freight depot at East Midlands Airport, in Derbyshire, last October.
It arrived in the country from Shanghai in China and was addressed to David Declan Hanley, in Crook, County Durham.
Police subsequently visited the address, in Coniston Crescent, and recovered a much smaller amount of MCAT, also known as methedrone, as well as seizing Hanley’s lap-top computer and mobile phone.
Durham Crown Court was told the lap-top was found to contain 66 images of extreme pornography, 56 stills and ten moving, featuring human sexual activity with horses and dogs.
Over the course of two hearings at the court in recent weeks, 23-year-old Hanley has pleaded guilty to fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods, relating to the MCAT seizure, and possessing extreme pornographic images.
In the light of the latest admissions, Hanley’s barrister, David Lamb, asked for a recently drawn up pre-sentence report on the defendant to be up-dated by the Probation Service.
Agreeing, Recorder Jamie Hill bailed Hanley, but told him: “The fact I’m granting you bail is no indication as to what the sentence will be.
“All options remain open, including custody.”
Hanley must return to court to be sentenced on October 4.
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