Addict stole from partner's cash card

PUBLISHED: 13:06 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:50 04 May 2010

HEROIN addict Adrian Powell used his partner s cash card to withdraw money to feed his habit. Powell, 31, admitted three charges of theft from the National Westminster Bank between April 17 and 22, totalling £650 and asked for four similar offences to be

HEROIN addict Adrian Powell used his partner's cash card to withdraw money to feed his habit.

Powell, 31, admitted three charges of theft from the National Westminster Bank between April 17 and 22, totalling £650 and asked for four similar offences to be taken into consideration when he appeared before Ely Magistrates on Tuesday.

The court heard that Powell, of Fenland Court, Station Road, Littleport used the money to buy heroin and pay debts to suppliers.

Mitigating, Sandeep Kainth, said that Powell's partner of three years understood why he had taken the money.

He said: "He has been addicted to heroin for some time. But he has now been prescribed a blocker which makes him violently sick if he takes heroin or methadone. He says he hasn't taken any drugs for some time."

The court adjourned sentencing on Powell until July 13 for a pre-sentence report and magistrates told him they were looking at a community sentence with the aim of rehabilitation. Powell was granted unconditional bail.

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