Dealer warned he faces prison

A MAN has been warned his liberty is at stake after admitting supplying heroin.

John Miles, of Rodney Street, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to possessing the Class A drug with intent to supply.

The 36-year-old was due to stand trial for the offence, which took place on February 2, at Teesside Crown Court.

But he pleaded guilty on the basis that the drugs would be used by himself and his partner.

Miles’ barrister, Nigel Soppitt, said his client was also in breach of a deferred sentence, as well as being due to be committed to crown court for sentence for possession of three wraps of heroin from January.

Mr Soppitt asked for the case to be adjourned so a pre-sentence report could be obtained.

Granting Miles conditional bail, Judge George Moorhouse told him: “The fact I am asking for a pre-sentence report must not give you any false hopes. “These are serious charges.”

The case was adjourned until September 5.