On Friday 31 March 2022, officers conducted a vehicle stop on a purple Audi on Parsonage Road in Cranleigh. When officers approached the vehicle, they were hit by a strong smell of cannabis coming from within.
A section 18 search was complete on his address. Upon officers’ arrival 21-year-old Josh Hughes (01/05/2002) was detained for a search and subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
During the search of the property officers located scales and a large bag of cannabis in the garden as well as more scales, a burner phone and around £2,000 in cash inside the property.
Benjamin Hughes plead guilty to possession with intent to supply class B drugs, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of class B drugs and acquiring/using criminal property. He was sentenced on Monday 6 November at Guildford Crown Court to eight months imprisonment suspended for 18 months and 120 hours of unpaid work.
Josh Hughes plead guilty to possession with intent to supply class B drugs and was sentenced on Monday 6 November at Guildford Crown Court to 26 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.
If you have concerns about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us online or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
What are the signs of potential drug dealing?
Lots of visitors, who don't stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash
Lots of visitors bringing items such as TVs or bikes but leaving empty handed
Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address
What we want to know:
Time, date and place
Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing