Steven Simmonds

A Burntwood man has been jailed for 30 months after being found with drugs in his car.

Steven Simmonds

Steven Simmonds, of Ironstone Road, was jailed at Stafford Crown Court after admitting being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession of cocaine and cannabis, and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to the offences which he committed while already serving a suspended sentence.

The court heard that officers were patrolling in Burntwood on 10th January 2018 when they spotted and stopped a black Clio.

A search was made of the car and Simmonds was arrested when cannabis was found in the driver’s door.

Following a more detailed search quantities of cannabis were seized from within the car, along with electronic scales, small plastic bags, and two mobile phones.

A bag of cocaine was also seized from Simmonds.

On 13th April 2018 Simmonds was witnessed dealing drugs in Burntwood and was again stopped by police.

A search of his car and house recovered four individual bags of cannabis, £150 cash, empty plastic snap seal bags of varying sizes and an iPhone.

Pc Stephen Windridge, of Lichfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Simmonds was handling and supplying controlled drugs around Burntwood.

“He conducted this behaviour for some time and he profited at the expense of others.

“The sentence handed out is a message to those who wish to involve themselves in this lifestyle.

“We do not tolerate drug dealing in Staffordshire and those who think they can profit from others’ misery.

“We will work hard to bring offenders before the courts.”

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