go

Drug dealer tried to run from police

The 33-year-old was caught with heroin and crack cocaine

John Garvey

Reporter:

John Garvey

Email:

john.garvey@newburynews.co.uk

Court

A DRUG addict who fled from police was caught with crack cocaine and heroin, Reading magistrates heard last Thursday.

Charlotte Abbott, prosecuting, said police caught up with Lee Symonowicz, of Abbey Gardens, Woolhampton, and found the Class A drugs on him.

The 33-year-old admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine on June 1. He has previous convictions for drug-related offences, the court heard.

Mike Davis, prosecuting, said: “He is clear that, despite his history of drug problems, this was very much a blip.

“He is now prescribed for his addiction and is in regular contact with (the substance misuse agency) Swanswell where he has been testing clean for drugs.”

He added: “He has not used illegal drugs since this incident.”

A probation officer said that Mr Symonowicz had been complying with drug rehabilitation requirements.

Mr Symonowicz was fined £100 and ordered to pay £40 costs plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £30.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Man jailed after police chase through Thatcham
News

Man jailed after police chase through Thatcham

Prison for dangerous driver who showed "complete disregard" for other road users

4comments

 
Retro fans enjoy a vintage day out
News

Retro fans enjoy a vintage day out

Thousands descend on showground for festival of nostalgia

 
News

A34 safety review nearing completion

 
News

Two awards for West Berkshire Brewery

 
News

Next round of A339 roadworks through Newbury to begin on Monday

8comments