Man jailed after possessing cocaine with intent to supply

A man has been jailed after possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Christopher Robinson of no fixed address was found guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court today, Friday 10 January 2014.

He was sentenced to three years and two months in prison.

On Friday 23 November 2012, police stopped an Alpha Romeo car on Coniston Avenue, Oldham and spoke to Robinson.

He was asked whether he had any drugs on him and he handed them a small snap bag containing cocaine.

He was arrested before a thorough search took place of his car. Officers discovered 46 snap bags containing powdered cocaine and a snap bag of the drug in rock form.

The estimated value of drugs seized was just under £1,500.

Detective Constable Michelle Lomax based at Oldham Police Station said: “Robinson claimed that he had been forced into dealing drugs on behalf of a dealer as he had built up considerable debts. However, following a Newton hearing in December 2013, the court ruled his version of events as incredible.

“Again, this is another example that local residents and police will not tolerate organised crime taking place within their communities and we will do all we can to catch those who are responsible.

“If you have any information on those dealing in drugs, I would ask you to contact police. The information you share will be dealt with in complete confidence.”