Heroin Supplier Gets 4 Years As Cumbria Police ‘Target High-Harm Drugs Offenders’

A heroin supplier has been sentenced to almost four years in jail as Cumbria Police continue to ‘target high-harm drug offenders’.

James Humber was jailed for almost 4 years.

James Humber was jailed for three years and nine months for offences including a charge linked to heroin after being arrested back on February 1, 2023.

The 49-year-old, of Cross Lane, Kendal, was caught after Cumbria Police conducted investigations part of Operation Alliance – Cumbria Police’s ongoing response to protect the county against serious and organised crime.

A search was carried out at Humber’s address where heroin, cash, weighing scales and phones were seized from hiss bedroom. The heroin had a potential value of £4,400.

Humber was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday, Monday, May 15, after admitting tp possessing heroin with intent to supply and acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Olivia Draycott said: “Disrupting community drug supply is among our policing priorities in Cumbria.

“Drugs criminals should know that we will target them robustly and aim to bring them before a court.

“We have a strong track record of this in Cumbria and will continue our efforts to tackle the crime surrounding high-harm drugs such as heroin.”