Man admits possessing heroin

PUBLISHED: 12:46 09 February 2007 | UPDATED: 19:56 01 June 2010

THE son of a couple serving a 10-year jail sentence for running a drugs cartel has admitted possessing heroin. David Warden, 33, formerly of Belt Drove, Elm, and now living in Horsemoor Road, Wimblington, appeared before Fenland magistrates on Wednesday.

THE son of a couple serving a 10-year jail sentence for running a drugs cartel has admitted possessing heroin.

David Warden, 33, formerly of Belt Drove, Elm, and now living in Horsemoor Road, Wimblington, appeared before Fenland magistrates on Wednesday.

His parents, Barry Warden, 61, and Mavis Warden, 55, were jailed almost two years ago.

Fenland magistrates heard how Warden handed over a wrap of heroin to his girlfriend when he was arrested on August 28 last year. He admitted it was drugs, explaining that he used the class A drug every day, said prosecutor John Nooijen. He later gave a "no comment" interview to police.

Mitigating, Anita Waterman said Warden was a heroin user at the time of the offence.

He was ordered to carry out 60 hours' unpaid community work and pay £60 costs. The court ordered destruction of the drug.

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