A former painter and decorator who had his own business 'took shifts' manning a drugs phone line, a court heard. Dad-of-four Lee Tomkins has now been jailed after becoming involved in the 'misery' of drug-dealing when his life took a wrong turn, Hull Live reports.
After losing his flat, he was offered a roof over his head in exchange for helping to sell heroin and crack cocaine on the streets.
Tomkins, from Hull, was found with £495 cash, two fake Rolex watches and a machete in the house where he was living. The 39-year-old admitted being concerned in supplying heroin and crack cocaine, as well as possessing the cash and watches as criminal property, and possessing cannabis, on August 10. READ MORE: Family pay tribute to mum at centre of Gorton murder investigation READ MORE: Man charged after 76-year-old dies after crash Camille Morland, prosecuting, told Hull Crown Court that police received information about a drugs line and went to a house in Coltman Street.
Tomkins was in the kitchen and a phone was seized, showing drug dealing messages. Cocaine was found in a plastic tub on a bed in the living room.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk