Friday, 27 November 2015

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Cumbrian man jailed for intent to supply cocaine

A cocaine criminal has been jailed after a police crackdown in west Cumbria.

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Gary Gunn, of Egremont: Jailed for four years and eight months after he admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply

Gary Gunn, 29, of Daleview Close, Egremont, was sentenced to four years and eight months for possessing cocaine with intent tosupply.

His co-accused, 19-year-old Kirk Forster, of Todholes Road in Cleator Moor, admitted supplying cocaine to another and possessing criminal property – £1,500 – between December last year and February.

He was sentenced to two years in jail, which was suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

Both men appeared before Carlisle Crown Court to be sentenced.

Gunn was arrested by officers in February at Eaglesfield as part of a crackdown by police on drugs crime in the west of the county.

A number of raids were carried out and a string of arrests made,

Officers said at the time that drug use was one of the biggest worries in west Cumbria and they would do anything they could to tackle the problem.

“We will continue with this work but we call upon residents to let us know if they are aware of any problems in their area,” said Detective Sergeant George Atkinson.

Judge Paul Batty QC ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the cocaine seized.

Foster will also be subject to a six-month curfew controlled by an electronic tag – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights between 7pm and 7am.


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