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Cocaine courier caught on M6 is told to expect prison sentence

Carlisle Crown Court

A COCAINE courier caught travelling through north Cumbria with a stash potentially worth £124,000 has heard he faces a prison sentence.

Allan Ambrose, 39, pleaded guilty to one offence when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (MON).

Ambrose – who appeared over a video link from custody – admitted possessing class A controlled drug cocaine with intent to supply.

The court heard he’d admitted a cannabis possession crime during a previous court hearing.

Ambrose was stopped by police while travelling on the M6 northbound between junctions 44 and 45 on October 16.

It is said that almost one-and-a-quarter kilos of cocaine with a potential street value of around £124,000 was discovered in a vehicle.

Judge Nicholas Barker adjourned the case, asking for the probation service to prepare a background report, and to allow the prosecution and defence to make representations about the Sentencing Council guidelines for such an offence.

Ambrose, of Melling Road, Liverpool, is due to receive his punishment on December 18, and was remanded in custody in the meantime.

“You know it is a serious charge,” Judge Barker told Ambrose of the cocaine crime. “You know that only custody will follow.”

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