Heroin dealing cyclist 'making good progress'
A BIKE riding heroin addict, who was caught with £200 of the drugs hidden in his mouth, is making good progress, a court heard.
Stuart Thomas of Boundary Close, Staunton has gained employment and had negative drug tests since he was found guilty of being possession of 3.22 grams of heroin with intent to supply on December 29, last year.
Gloucester Crown Court heard the 37-year-old was stopped on his bike in Derby Road after he was seen passing a small package from his mouth to another man.
In May he was given a 36-week prison sentence suspended for a year and was ordered to undergo a drug rehabilitation requirement.
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Sian Worrell from the probation service said he could not appear at court to say how it was going on Wednesday as he had work commitments.
She said: “When he was sentenced I did not hold out much hope, so I am really impressed with his progress and particularly that he has got employment after such a long time.”
Wednesday was his last drug rehabilitation requirement at the court, although he will remain on supervision with probation.
Recorder John Trevaskis said: “Please let him know the court is pleased with the good progress he has made and hopefully he will be able to maintain it without the court breathing down his neck.”