A man has been jailed for five years after heroin worth tens of thousands of pounds was discovered in a village.
Brian Burdett, 54, of Red Lion Close, Holme Hale, was jailed at Norwich Crown Court last Monday for possession of the class A drug with intent to supply, plus acquiring criminal property.
He had pleaded guilty to the charges at an earlier hearing.
Around 500 grams of heroin, with an estimated street value of more than £46,000, was seized, along with cash, cutting equipment and scales, during a search of a house in Red Lion Close, Holme Hale on March 3 this year. Burdett was detained at the scene.
Det Con Mark Stratford, who led the investigation, said: “This was a substantial find of heroin and I have no doubt our action has disrupted local supply chains.
“The use and supply of illegal drugs and associated crime and anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental impact on communities and is something we take very seriously.
“People with information about such behaviour can be reassured we will deal with approaches sensitively and will act on this information, taking robust action where necessary.”