A KENDAL man will receive jail time after a Cumbria Police investigation led to him admitting a charge linked to heroin. 

James Humber, 49, will spend three years and nine months in prison. 

Humber, of Cross Lane, Kendal, was caught after investigations into drugs led to his arrest on February 1.

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

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

The investigation forms part of Operation Alliance – Cumbria Police’s ongoing response against serious and organised crime in the community.

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.”