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Man, 52, sentenced after £25,000 worth of drugs were found at a property in Lane End

| April 27, 2016

A High Wycombe man has been sentenced to more than five years’ imprisonment for drug offences following an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

At Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday 25th April 2016 Joseph Jacobs, aged 52, from Sandage Road, Lane End pleaded guilty to possession of class A drug (cocaine) with intent to supply. He was sentenced to five years and three months’ imprisonment at the same court on the same day.

On Saturday 16th May 2016 police officers executed a warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Sanadage Road, Lane End, High Wycombe. During the search a quarter of a kilo of cocaine, with a street value of £25,000, was located within the fridge of the address. Smaller quantities of cannabis and amphetamine were also located within the address along with £500 cash.

Jacobs was arrested Saturday 16th May 2015, the same day as the warrants were executed, and on Monday 22nd February 2016 was charged with Possession of Cocaine with intent to supply.

Investigating officer, Det Con Matt Kent of High Wycombe CID, said: ‘This is a significant sentence which reflects Jacobs’ involvement in the supply of class A drugs to customers in the High Wycombe area.

A large quantity of cocaine has been taken off the streets, which no doubt stopped the supply. If this had not happened the drugs would have been on the street and Jacobs would have made a significant financial gain from its sale.

Thames Valley takes all reports of drug dealing seriously, and this sentence sends out a clear message to those involved that we will prosecute and you will go to jail.

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