Felixstowe trio given jail terms of more than seven years after drug discovery in car
Three Felixstowe men who were found in possession of drugs after police stopped a car they were in have been given jail sentences totalling more than seven years.
Police stopped the car with five men inside at 12.45pm on November 3 in Langley Avenue and noticed the smell of cannabis, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
When they were asked by officers if they had anything on them they shouldn’t have two of them handed over knives.
A search of the car revealed 3g of skunk cannabis worth £30-£45 and 1.5g of cocaine worth between £60-£75.
Police arrested Nicholas Ryan, Ricky Day and Samuel Hughes and when Ryan was searched, a bag of herbal cannabis was found in his boxer shorts and a small amount of amphetamine was found on Hughes.
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A bag containing 1.4g of cannabis was also found on Day.
Day and Hughes each had around £100 cash on them and all three defendants had mobile phones which were seized by police officers.
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Hughes, 26, and Day, 27, both of Coronation Drive, Felixstowe, and Ryan, 25, of Thorn Way, Felixstowe, had denied possessing cocaine and amphetamine with intent to supply on November 3 last year.
Hughes and Ryan had also denied possessing cannabis with intent to supply and having an article with a blade in Langley Avenue, Felixstowe on November 3. The court heard that Day had admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
After a trial last month Hughes was found guilty of possessing cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis with intent to supply and having an article with a blade and was yesterday jailed for five years.
Day was found guilty of possessing amphetamine with intent to supply and not guilty of possessing cocaine with intent to supply and was jailed for nine months.
Ryan was found guilty of having an article with a blade and possessing cannabis with intent to supply and was jailed for 18 months to run consecutively to a sentence he is currently serving.
He was found not guilty of possessing cocaine and amphetamine with intent to supply. During police interviews all three defendants denied possessing drugs with intent to supply and claimed the drugs were for their own use.
Ian Persaud for Hughes said his client had been actively making efforts to change his life.
Craig Marchant for Ryan said his client had the knife for work and it wasn’t related to the drugs charge. He said Ryan’s earliest release date from his current sentence was March next year.
Roger Thomson for Day said his client was in employment at the docks earring £26,000 pa and lived with his partner and children.
He said Day had had a cannabis habit for some time, but was moving away from his former lifestyle for his children’s sake.