A man found in possession of more than £30,000 worth of cocaine in Egham, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Harvey Drummond, born on 30/12/1999, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property, and was sentenced to three years behind bars at Guildford Crown Court on Monday 12 June.
Drummond was first stopped and searched by police on patrol in Egham on 4 May after he was seen to be acting suspiciously. Upon a thorough search, officers found a large amount of what later transpired to be cocaine concealed in his trousers. They also found more than £200 in cash.
He was subsequently arrested by officers and a linked address was searched, which turned up a second large amount of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Forensic enquiries were able to link Drummond to all the class A drugs found and an expert valued the drugs found as having a street value of up to £37,000.
Drummond was remanded in prison until his sentencing.
PC Ben Deacon of North Surrey Police’s Proactive Investigation Team commented: “This is a great example of proactive police work by the officers who stopped Drummond and were able to quickly seize a large amount of drugs and take them off the streets.
“It cannot be overstated just how much controlled drugs, including cocaine, destroy people lives and I hope this is proof that the law will catch up to criminals like Drummond who wilfully ignore the harm they cause by selling them. I urge the public to support us in bringing them to justice by reporting suspicious activity to us promptly – I can assure you every little bit of information is looked at and helps us catch these criminals.”