TWO Rugby drug dealers who gave their cocaine a rating of ten-out-of-ten and proclaimed it was ‘fire gear’ have been jailed.
At Warwick Crown Court, Craig Hughes, 21, of Redhill Road in Long Lawford, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
And Kodi Weston, also 21, of Campbell Street, was jailed for two years for being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
In March this year, Rugby detectives discovered intelligence to suggest that Hughes and Weston were working together to supply cocaine in the town.
When they then saw Hughes parked up in a residential street, they suspected he was about to exchange drugs.
Det Cons Matthew Rapkins of Rugby Police approached Hughes’ car – prompting Hughes to shut his driver’s door and try to drive off.
But Hughes was detained by DC Rapkins before he could make off, and a search revealed cocaine together with £400 in cash, a mobile phone and caffeine pills – which cocaine is commonly ‘cut’ with.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
A search of Hughes’ home in Long Lawford – where he lived with his parents – uncovered a combat knife and cash in his bedroom.
Found nearby was another BMW which had been broken into – with detectives believing this was being used as a ‘stash car’.
Following this, detectives made use of prior intelligence to arrest Kodi Weston at his flat.
Among messages seen on seized phones were Weston attempting to advertise cocaine, proclaiming to have ‘10/10 fire gear’ and stating that he would be ‘on all weekend’.
Both declined to comment during police interview.
DC Rapkins said: “Cocaine causes a chain of misery across the world, from the appalling human cost involved in its production and transport, to the dangerous criminal gangs that get revenue from its sale in the UK.
“Sadly, a proportion of the residents of Rugby appear to think scuttling off into a toilet cubicle to sniff caffeine power mixed with cocaine is something other than pathetic and selfish.
“I hope those who engage in this criminal behaviour stop and think about the misery, poverty and violence they’re contributing to.”