Two men in Middlesbrough jailed for drug dealing

Two men have been jailed after heroin and crack cocaine were found at a flat in Middlesbrough.

Police searched Mark Phipps' home at Thorntree House in the Cargo Fleet Lane area of the town in March.

Phipps, 47, was sentenced to seven years. Leroy Mitchell, 38, from Daubeney Road, London, was jailed for five years.

The pair appeared at Teesside Crown Court where they were found guilty of intent to supply.

Judge Peter Bowers said that Phipps faced a maximum sentence under the three strikes rule for previous drug convictions.

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