Man found with drugs worth £10,000 in Weymouth jailed

Man found with drugs worth £10,000 in Weymouth jailed

Published by George Sharpe at 3:26pm 16th March 2020.

A man found in possession of cocaine worth more than £10,000 in Weymouth has been jailed.

Christopher Evans, aged 32 and of Electric Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 12 March 2020 and was jailed for 30 months after admitting offences of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and possession of a class B drug.

At around 11.35am on Saturday 30 March 2019 officers were called to a report of a concern for welfare for a man who appeared to be intoxicated outside the Marquis of Granby pub in Chickerell Road.

They found Evans in possession of an open suitcase, with the contents strewn on the ground beside him.

Police Car

 Evans was searched and officers found a sealable bag in his wallet containing what was suspected to be cocaine.

Further searches of the defendant’s suitcase and a rucksack found nearby revealed a quantity of cannabis as well as further amounts of cocaine, digital scales, sealable bags and cash totalling £3,150.

Analysis of the drugs estimated the amount of cocaine seized as having a street value of between £10,720 and £13,400.

Detective Constable Sean Garrett, of Weymouth CID, said:

“We recognise the detrimental impact the supply of drugs and drug-related activity has on our local communities and we are committed to identifying those involved in the supply chain so they can be brought before the courts to face justice.

“We would continue to urge anyone with information about the suspected supply of illegal drugs or drug-related activity to contact us at www.dorset.police.uk, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call us on 101.”