A millionaire cocaine addict who retired abroad at the age of just 36 after making his fortune has been jailed after police found a haul of drugs hidden in his luxury car. Property developer James Brown’s habit was so bad his nose collapsed after nine years of daily cocaine use. The 45-year-old has now been jailed for five years after a haul of cocaine was found hidden in the air vents and folding roof of his luxury Bentley. Brown was arrested by police in his Bentley Continental convertible as he stayed in a luxury hotel once owned by Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey. He was found with more cocaine and a collection of illegal guns in the hotel. Prosecutor Craig Jones said: ‘Brown, through property dealing, became very wealthy and at 36 retired to Portugal where he was introduced to cocaine.’ Swansea Crown Court heard how Brown used his ‘legitimate money’ to fund his cocaine addiction. But he snorted so much cocaine on a daily basis it led to paranoia, heart problems and severe deformity of his nose at the drug ate away the cartilage of his septum in his nostrils.
- Wednesday, September 26 2012 06:06
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