X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

£60,000 of drugs found in car on M6 in north Cumbria

A man caught with nearly £60,000 of drugs in his car on the M6 in Cumbria has been sent to prison for 40 months.

Michael Barrass, 23, was stopped by police only because they could find no computer record of who owned the Ford Focus he was driving near Penrith on January 7 this year, prosecutor Gerard Rogerson told Carlisle Crown Court.

But after flagging him down they noticed he was “nervous and on edge”, the court heard. They searched the car and found a carrier bag stuffed with four packages of white powder inside a black holdall.

Later examination showed the 7kg of powder was amphetamine worth between £50,000 and £60,000,

Mr Rogerson accepted that Barrass was a courier rather than a drug dealer.

The court heard that Barrass claimed to have been “intimidated” into co-operating with the dealers by threats to himself, his girlfriend and his mother.

Barrass, of Tirril Place, Slatyford, Newcastle upon Tyne, pleaded guilty to possessing the drugs with intent to supply them.

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Nurses are being recruited from the Philippines to ease staffing shortages in Cumbria - good or bad?

Good. We need nurses desperately. Let's hope they'll come

Bad. We train our own nurses, why can't we employ them?

Says everything about our hospitals - our own nurses don't want to work in them

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: