man jailed for 18 months after police drugs bust
Highbridge man has been jailed for 18 months and had thousands
of pounds seized following a successful police drugs raid in the
Sedgebeer was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of possession
with the intent to supply class C drugs and possession of class
verdict came after local officers executed a warrant in the town
under the Misuse of Drugs Act and seized cash totalling £3,400,
as well as cannabis and a substantial quantity of tablets.
court ordered the cannabis and tablets be destroyed and asked
that the cash be confiscated, with the proceeds going to the police's
Asset Recovery Fund where grants are awarded to local initiatives
and community activities.
Pete Wills, who brought the case, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that
the local beat team was pleased with the verdict. "It was
a very good court result and one which should make people think
twice about selling or taking drugs," he said.
that added residents in Burnham and Highbridge are encouraged
to provide community intelligence to police about drugs by contacting
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
photo shows police removing evidence at the scene of the drugs
bust in Highbridge last year