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Undefeated Boxer Gets Prison Time for Selling Cocaine

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What a waste of talent.

Justin Newell is an undefeated boxing prospect from the UK and today his career is in serious jeopardy because he was sentenced to nearly 4 years for distributing cocaine.

Justin Newell, 26, was jailed for three years, eight months after a court heard how he stashed the drug at the bungalow in Seacroft where he cared for his sick father.

Leeds Crown Court heard Newell had agreed to act as a “warehouseman” and stored the drug in order to pay off mounting gambling debts. Newell’s manager and coaches from his amateur days wrote references on his behalf which were handed to the court. They described him as a trustworthy, dedicated and reliable sportsman who had great potential. Judge Tom Bayliss, QC, told Newell: “All that, I’m afraid, you have thrown away.”

Mehran Nassiri, prosecuting, said police went to the property Newell shared with his father on Maryfield Green on July 31 last year. They saw Newell briefly leave his home and hide something behind a conifer in the garden.

Police recovered a bag containing 486 grammes of the class A drug with a purity of 88 per cent. The court heard the drug was worth up to £43,000

Newell pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. Angus MacDonald, mitigaing, said Newell accepted he would be facing a lengthy prison sentence.

It’ll be interesting to see if Newell can piece together his career after he gets released from  prison.

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