DRUG SUPPLIERS Michael James Hollister and Katie Moore, both long term heroin users, appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court last Friday.

Acting on a tip off, police arrested Hollister as he returned to the Island after buying drugs in Southampton on March 1 last year.

The court heard Moore arranged the deal and paid for the drugs, two wraps of diamorphine, while Hollister carried out the leg work.

Anthony Bailey, prosecuting, said the plan was to share the heroin — effectively supplying to each other.

For Hollister, Berenice Mulvanny said he had sought help from the Island's drug and alcohol service to tackle his addiction.

"He has gone from a £300 daily habit to providing drug free test results," she said.

For Moore, Oscar Vincent said she was also trying to quit heroin and had health problems due to long term drug use.

"She and her co-defendant were the end users. There was no social or commercial supply," he said.

Hollister, 48, of Albert Street, Ventnor, admitted possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He was given an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete a drug rehab programme.

Moore, 44, of Green Street, Ryde, who admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, suspended for 18 months.