Harlow man to stand trial over cocaine dealing

Crime / Sun 4th Jul 2021 at 12:42pm

A HARLOW man faces trial accused of dealing in cocaine.

Cormac Roberts, aged 26, of Purford Green, Harlow has been charged with the following.

On April 9th, 2020 at Harlow were concerned in the supplying of a quantity of cocaine, a controlled drug of class A, to unknown persons in contravention of section 4(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

On April 9th, 2020 at Harlow had in your possession a quantity of cocaine a controlled drug of class A in contravention of section 5(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

A trial date of July 21st, 2021 at Chelmsford Crown Court has been set.

Roberts has been remanded on bail.

He has pleaded not guilty.

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2 Comments for Harlow man to stand trial over cocaine dealing:

David Hughes
2021-07-05 19:11:31

Throw the book at him. Although i do like the way the Chinese deal with their law breakers. They cane them in public.

2021-07-06 04:34:41

David, you are foolish if you believe physical punishment is the way to go... what a stupid thing to say. Some nations have the death penalty for simply being involved with drugs, you don’t even have to hold them for the death penalty to be handed down... and yet, the penalty doesn’t work as a deterrent - it only makes dealers more inventive with their concealment methods. The true way to deal with this issue would be to hand down longer sentences along with requirements to be situated in a rehabilitation centre. During the course of the sentence, the individual will be taught the true dangers of what’s happening to them, along with counselling to assist them in whatever it is (if applicable) that turned them to drugs, and finally teaching them methods to ensure they refuse drugs and find an alternative method to “escape” whatever it is that would normally bring on the dependency issues. Having had family and friends go through addiction, both illegal drugs and legal drugs - the ones who were treated as human beings with dignity, respect and encouraged to find a better path - were and still are more successful in their efforts to lead a cleaner and safer life. The ones who were let down by the system - discarded and forgotten about by the state, are still on a bad path. If people are just punished and ignored, what does that encourage them to do or be? Nothing at all. And when you’re “nothing” you won’t care. Assistance is needed and should be encouraged throughout the lives of those affected by drugs - along with the support of family and friends, a world can be changed - even if for just one person. Remember - drug addiction can happen to anyone, it’s regardless of what drug - be it legal or illegal substances.

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