A RUGBY man has been jailed for more than four years after breaching a suspended sentence by possessing cocaine.
Officers from the Rugby Proactive CID team noticed what they believed to be a known drug user entering a house in Murray Road at around 5.45pm on December 7.
A search was carried out and a quantity of cocaine was found.
Officers also recovered cash, mobile phones, scales and other drugs paraphernalia following a search at the house – and Aston Gibbons was arrested.
At the time of the offence, Gibbons was serving a two year suspended sentence – having previously pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying class A drugs.
The 24-year-old, of Murray Road, was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
At Warwick Crown Court on Thursday January 5, he was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.
Det Sgt Rav Gill said: “The misery drugs can cause is well known – not just to those who take them, but to those in the local community as well.
“Offending of this nature is not a victimless crime and there are numerous people across Rugby who are vulnerable because of their addiction to class A drugs.
“Our Proactive CID teams will relentlessly seek out individuals who continue to deal illegal drugs within our communities and proactively target people we believe to be involved in drugs, as well as using the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.
“I hope Gibbons’ sentence goes some way to reassuring the public we will thoroughly investigate all drugs activity so we can bring offenders to justice and continue to protect our communities from harm.”