Rushden Man Jailed For Gun And Drug Offences

22 January 2016, 16:18 | Updated: 22 January 2016, 16:33

A man from Rushden has been sent to prison for 10 years after being found to be in possession of class A drugs, a firearm and ammunition.

Adnan Butt, 30, of Sycamore Close, 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.

Butt, pictured, appeared at Northampton Crown Court this morning, 22 January and pleaded guilty to:

  • 2 x Possession with intent to supply Class A
  • 1 x Possession with intent to supply Class B
  • Possession of a firearm and ammunition
  • 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 555 111.