A man from Pulham Market who was caught dealing drugs has been sent
William Glover, 21, appeared today (Wednesday) at Ipswich Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
He also admitted being in possession of a quantity of cannabis.
Glover, of Tattlepot Road, Pulham Market, was detained on September 29 last year after police officers saw him with a group of youths around his car close to the church in Crowfield.
When officers looked inside the vehicle they were met with a smell of cannabis, said Godfried Duah, prosecuting.
A search revealed a compartment containing 19 cling film wraps of cocaine and packaging material bearing traces of the same drug. Officers also found a quantity of cannabis, which Glover said was for his own use.
The cocaine was estimated to have a street value of up to £950 and the cannabis £55, said Mr Duah.
Police also seized two phones and £215 in cash together with packaging bearing a “smiley face” logo which Glover used as a trademark, the court heard.
Defending, Stephen Dyble said Glover had no previous convictions and had turned to drug dealing to help pay for his accommodation and to finance his own drug use.
After initially dealing in cannabis, Glover had been persuaded to also sell cocaine which he began using himself as “quite a high level”, said Mr Dyble.
Glover, who has now stopped using cocaine, only supplied people he knew, Mr Dyble told the court.
Sentencing him, Judge Martyn Levett told Glover, who is a mechanic: “I can’t be blind to the fact that what the police seized was an isolated incidence of supplying to others.
Judge Levett added: “You were operating, effectively, a mobile shop, meeting purchasers in remote locations.”
Glover was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment. Judge Levett ordered the forfeiture of the seized drugs, phones and cash.