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Duo await sentence after £32k skunk cannabis recovered near Carlisle

TWO men will be sentenced after more than 3kg of cannabis was found in a van near Carlisle.

Liam Alan Jowett is said to have been the driver of a southbound Mercedes which was stopped by police, at Southwaite Services off the M6, at around 10pm on May 21. David Samuel Corkhill was a front seat passenger.

Around 3.2kg of skunk cannabis – said to be valued at around £32,000 – was recovered, while £4,460 was seized from the glovebox.

At Carlisle Crown Court today (MON), 36-year-old Corkhill pleaded guilty to possessing class B cannabis with intent to supply, and the possession of criminal property. Jowett, 35, of Yoxall Drive, Kirkby, Liverpool, had admitted the offences during an earlier court appearance, but was not produced from custody for this morning’s hearing.

He is due to be sentenced at the crown court later this week along with Corkhill, of Olympia Street, Kensington, Liverpool.

Corkhill was granted bail by Recorder Kevin Grice, who asked for the probation service to prepare background information “to see if there is any alternative here to immediate custody”.

But Recorder Grice told Corkhill: “A custodial sentence is still a real probability.”

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