Cocaine dealer jailed for 26 months - The Rugby Observer

Cocaine dealer jailed for 26 months

Rugby Editorial 2nd Mar, 2020 Updated: 2nd Mar, 2020   0

WHEN police raided a Rugby man’s home they discovered enough cocaine to make more than 300 street deals of the drug.

And a judge at Warwick Crown Court heard that Jacob Bryan admitted he had been dealing for about two years to pay off a drug debt and support his own habit.

The 23-year-old, of Beswick Gardens, was jailed for 26 months after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of the drug.

Prosecutor Andrew Tucker said in January last year the police executed a warrant at Bryan’s then home in Gareth Williams Close.

They found two packages of cocaine weighing almost 73 grams, which a drugs expert calculated could have been worth up to £3,650 once divided into £10 street deals.

On his phone officers found ‘dealers lists’ dating from April 2018 until just days before the police raid, showing a total of £6,175 owed to him for drugs he had supplied on credit.

And when he was questioned Bryan, who was subject to a community order for an offence of battery at the time, admitted he had been involved for about two years because of a debt to dealers and his own cocaine habit.

Mr Tucker said police also found £360 in cash, which Judge Peter Cooke ordered to be forfeited under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

David Everett, defending, said Bryan, who suffers from autism, lived with his mother and works on a contract basis as a refuse collector.

“This is a young man who, to a degree, was sucked into what he did. He was with others who were using cocaine, and he began using it with them.

Mr Everett said Bryan was grateful he was caught because it was a way of getting out of it, and he has become determined to get rid of his habit and has been to the community drugs team.

Jailing Bryan, Judge Peter Cooke told him: “I have read quite a bit about you, and it’s obvious to me that in many respects, although a young man with difficulties, you are not a bad young man.

“But you have involved yourself in a very serious, very wicked trade. Class A drugs destroy lives, and people who deal them to any degree of significance must expect immediate custody.”


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