Rushden man jailed for 10 years for firearms and drug offences

A man has been jailed for 10 years after being found in possession of class A drugs, a firearm and ammunition.

Friday, 22nd January 2016, 2:30 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd January 2016, 2:34 pm
Adnan Butt of Rushden

Adnan Butt, 30, of Sycamore Close, Rushden, was arrested in November 2015 by officers from Op Worcester, a police drive to tackle drugs and firearms offences in Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire.

Officers executed a warrant at his address and found £5,000 worth of Class A drugs, including 156 wraps of heroin, 54 wraps of crack cocaine, seven wraps of cannabis and 72 steroid tablets.

They also found a viable revolver, two live cartridges and £2,700 in cash.

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Butt appeared at Northampton Crown Court today (Friday) and pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, one charge of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of criminal property.

He was sentenced immediately to six years for the firearms offences and four years for the drug offences, to run consecutively.

Detective Inspector Lee McBride, from Op Worcester, said: “I welcome the court’s swift sentencing in this case which has seen a dangerous man taken off our streets.

“Not only was Adnan Butt in possession of a viable firearm and ammunition, he was also in possession of a large quantity of Class A drugs that will no doubt have made their way onto the streets of Northamptonshire.

“We are working hard to disrupt those people who are involved in drug and violence offences in Wellingborough and East Northants, making our county safer for all, and this sentence will go some way in doing that.”

Anyone with information about these type of offences can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.