Cumbria Crack

M6 cocaine couriers jailed

Andrew Jones and David Williams
Andrew Jones and David Williams

[T]WO cocaine couriers caught as they travelled through Cumbria have been jailed for a total of eight-and-a-half years.

Police who stopped a Volkswagen Passat on the M6 at Crooklands, near Kendal, on 11th March, found around £10,000 worth of the drug stashed inside.

Occupants David Williams, 45, and 27-year-old Andrew Jones were arrested.

They admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply when they appeared at Carlisle Crown Court last month.

Both men, from Chirk, North Wales, were bailed for several weeks.

They were given time by Judge Davies to put their respective domestic “houses in order” before starting prison sentences which he warned them were “inevitable”.

These were passed by the judge at the crown court today (TUES).

Jones received a four-and-a-half-year prison term, while Williams was jailed for four years.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stalker said: “These sentences should act as a deterrent to those wishing to involve themselves in drug supply. Jones and Williams were hoping to travel through our county with this significant quantity of cocaine and this shows that it will be not be tolerated by Cumbria Police – we will not allow our road network to be used for transporting drugs. Cumbria Police will continue to work hard to put drug suppliers behind bars.”

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