A 43-year-old who was found guilty by a Supreme Court jury last month, was today sent to prison for 25 years for possessing heroin said to be worth $1 million and six rounds of ammunition.
Winston Paynter was convicted on March 9 on a charge of possessing the controlled drug with intent to supply and a charge of possessing ammunition without a licence.
During the trial, the court heard that Paynter was stopped by police on April 11 in 2019 in his work van on Middle Road in Warwick
A search of the vehicle revealed two heat-sealed packages containing a brown substance later analysed to be 371.3 grams of heroin.
The six 9mm bullets were found during a subsequent search of his Devonshire home.