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Drug dealer stored heroin in his house

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

A COUPLE who stored heroin in the home they shared with a one-year-old child have appeared in court.

Joanne Hurford admitted allowing her partner, Kevin Marlow, to use her home to sell drugs from.

He admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply, supplying heroin and possessing cannabis.

When police arrived to search the house at Heol Emrys in Penlan, they found heroin in drawers in the living room, in two tracksuit jacket pockets and traces on a set of scales, also found in the living room.

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Prosecutor Dyfed Thomas said halfway through the search the pair returned home with the child.

Hurford originally denied any knowledge of the heroin but later admitted she had uncovered the drug and confronted Marlow with it. She later pleaded guilty to allowing her home to be used for the offence.

Hurford, aged 35, had previous convictions for possessing heroin.

Judge Peter Heywood jailed Marlow for three years.

Hurford received a 26-week prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months at Swansea Crown Court.

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