Court judge is impressed by crack dealer

A judge has praised a heroin and crack cocaine dealer, caught in Newmarket, for making efforts to turn his life around.

Ipswich Crown Court heard on Wednesday that since he was arrested, after he tried to sell heroin to an undercover police officer, 47-year-old Kevin Brock had been involved in a serious car crash which had left him in hospital for three months.

He was now receiving help to tackle his addiction to amphetamines.

Judge Rupert Overbury agreed to defer sentencing for six months until November 20 in the hope that Brock’s recovery would continue.

“You have made real efforts and that has impressed me,” Judge Overbury told him.

The court was told that Brock, of Kingsley Avenue, in Wisbech, had travelled to Newmarket specifically to sell drugs.

He was one of a number of people arrested during a special police operation in July last year which was designed to disrupt the supply of Class A drugs in the town.

At an earlier hearing Brock had pleaded guilty to supplying heroin, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and handling a stolen stamp album.

Marc Brown, mitigating, said he was anxious to “turn his life around.”