Yet another delay in Newton Abbot drug case

By Crown Court Reporter in Crime

The sentence of a couple who sold heroin in South Devon has been delayed for a third time so they can be assessed for drug rehabilitation treatment.

James Martin and Kelly Woodward were caught with drugs and £7,930 when police raided their home near Newton Abbot in December 2015.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC adjourned both sentences for four weeks after hearing that an assessment by advisers from the addiction service Rise has not been carried out.

They are due to see the couple and decide if they may be suitable for drug rehabilitation in the community as an alternative to an immediate prison sentence.

Martin, aged 44, and Woodward, aged 33, both of Lower Cannon Road, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, have admitted being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and the possession of criminal property.

Woodward has also admitted possession of heroin with intent to supply on December 23, 2015.

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