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Drugs courier jailed for three years

PUBLISHED: 15:07 02 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:54 02 January 2020

Paul Redhead, of Monks Shoham, who has been jailed for three years at Ipswich Crown Court for possessing cocaine with intent to supply  Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Paul Redhead, of Monks Shoham, who has been jailed for three years at Ipswich Crown Court for possessing cocaine with intent to supply Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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A Suffolk man caught by police with up to £100,000 of cocaine in the glove box of his car has been jailed for three years.

Paul Redhead, of Oakfields, Monk Soham, was stopped by police on the A11 after police received information he was driving to Suffolk from Liverpool with drugs, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Redhead, 44, admitted possessing a kilogramme of cocaine with intent to supply on March 23 last year.

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Richard Potts, prosecuting, said Redhead was detained in a tactical stop operation on the A11 at Red Lodge, near Mildenhall, after they received information he was in possession of drugs.

Redhead immediately told officers they were "likely to find something" in the glove box of his black Mondeo and said he had been asked by some men he met in a pub to deliver a package for them.

Mr Potts said the cocaine had an estimated street value of £80,000 to £100,000.

Chris Brown, for Redhead, said his client had no previous convictions and had committed the offence after getting into financial difficulties after reducing his working hours to look after his seriously ill father.

He said it was accepted that the delivery had not been a "one-off".

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