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Man jailed after class A drugs found during stop check

A man from Wrexham has been jailed following a police stop check near Chester.

Andrew Jones appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday 5 January, where he was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

The 35-year-old of Westbourne Drive, Wrexham, was previously found guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine) following an earlier trial.

The court heard that on Friday 28 January 2022, officers from Cheshire Police stopped a silver Renault Laguna on the A483 near to the Posthouse Roundabout.

When questioned by officers as to whether there were any illegal substances within the vehicle, Andrew Jones, who was a passenger in the car, admitted that he had a quantity of white powder.

Officers seized the powder from Jones and conducted a search of the car, locating a clear bag of white powder in the boot of the vehicle.

Following the search, Jones was arrested at the scene on possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine).

The powders were later confirmed to be cocaine and a cutting agent that, when combined with cocaine, greatly increases its street value.

Later that day, officers from North Wales Police conducted a warrant at Jones’ address on Westbourne Drive, Wrexham, and seized several items, including, three mobile phones, two iPads, a baseball bat and a large bag containing several used and unused snap bags.

They also recovered a pad of paper containing a list of names and phone numbers.

Following the sentencing Police Constable Jamie Blyth, who led the investigation, said:

“Thanks to this excellent example of proactive police work and collaboration with our neighbouring forces, we have successfully put a stop to any illegal substances being brought into and dealt with our county.

“We always endeavour to do all we can to combat this kind of behaviour, to make our communities safer places to live and visit, while making it harder for people intent on supplying drugs to operate.

“We will always act on any information about drug-related activity and would urge anyone who believes this activity is happening in their community to Cheshire Police by calling 101 or through our website.”

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