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Mark Moulton sentenced after pleading guilty to drug offences following incident in Diss



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A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for drug offences.

Mark Moulton, of Norwich Street, Dereham appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday last week after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs.

It relates to an incident in Diss on May 13, 2020, when Moulton, who was driving a Ford Focus on Victoria Road was stopped by police.

Mark Moulton was sentenced to 27 months after pleading guilty at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. (54448641)
Mark Moulton was sentenced to 27 months after pleading guilty at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. (54448641)

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered a quantity of drugs, cash, and mobile phones.

Following a subsequent search of his home address at the time, officers discovered more drugs a large quantity of cash and more mobile phones.

Following his arrest, Moulton was released under investigation pending further enquiries before officers stopped his vehicle for a second time on Stanley Road, Diss on June 12, 2020.

Officers found a quantity of drugs and arrested him again. Further drugs were found at his home.

Following a thorough investigation and a review of mobile phone data, evidence of drug supply was found.

Moulton pleaded guilty to five charges of being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs.

He was sentenced on Thursday last week to a total of 27 months in prison.

Investigating officer DC Steve Donovan said: “Moulton made money from selling class A and B drugs within Diss, which we know is often linked to other acquisitive crime, which has a negative impact on the local community.

“Following a thorough investigation, this strong case resulted in a guilty plea, which will see Moulton behind bars for a considerable amount of time.

“We are committed in tackling drug supply in our communities and hope this sentence acts as a deterrent to anyone who may involve themselves in this criminal activity.”



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