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Man, 21, sentenced to 50 months imprisonment for drug, driving and weapon offences in Marlow

| August 28, 2016

A man has been sentenced to 50 months imprisonment for a range of offences in Marlow following an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

The 21 year old of Marchant Court, Marlow, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Thursday 18th August 2016.

The man pleaded guilty at the same hearing to the following:

  • Possession of class A drugs with intent to supply
  • Possession of an offensive weapon in a public place
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Using a vehicle with no insurance
  • Resist or obstructing a Constable
  • Driving without due care and attention
  • Breach of a suspended sentence.

At around 12.49pm on Sunday 21st February 2016, the convicted man was driving along Ragamans Lane, Marlow Bottom.

He was spotted by an off-duty officer who raised the alarm. Officers attended the scene and arrested the man who did make attempts to avoid arrest by driving dangerously and ramming a police car.

On arrest the man was found in possession of wraps of class A drugs, and a weapon fashioned out of a metal bar. He was charged the same day.

He was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for intent to supply, 35 months for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and 3 months for resisting or obstructing a Constable.

The man was also given a further 9 months imprisonment as he was already subject to a suspended sentence for previous drugs offences.

All of these offences will run consecutively meaning the man will serve a total of 50 months.

The man has also been banned from driving for one year on his release and will have to take an extended retest.

During his arrest officers seized drugs and paraphernalia, and £175 cash. The drugs and paraphernalia were seized and destroyed and the cash was donated to a local charity.

Investigating Officer, PC David Cannon, of Local Area CID, based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘[The man] has shown that he has not reformed and I am pleased that we have been able to remove him from the streets.

He evaded arrest, and showed a clear lack of respect for the law or for the impact his crimes have on communities.

His arrest, conviction and sentencing shows that drug dealing and carrying weapons will not be tolerated in Marlow.

It is also pleasing that the money seized from [the man’s] criminality will go to help the local community‘.

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