A man who was caught with over £25,000 worth of drugs hidden in a microwave in Burntwood has been jailed.

Adrian Isherwood

Adrian Isherwood, 53, of Wardles Lane, Great Wryley, was jailed for 27 months at Stafford Crown Court after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Police had served a warrant at his previous address on Railway Lane in Burntwood in August 2018.

A solid block of cocaine, worth just over £25,000 was discovered.

Cannabis found in the bath, over £1,100 in cash, scales and cutting agents were also found and seized by officers.

Chief Inspector Mark Smith, commander for Lichfield neighbourhood policing team, said:

“Those intending to supply drugs will be caught by our team and Isherwood is just one of many who we work hard to bring to justice.

“Those involved in drugs will not be tolerated and will be brought before the courts.”

Chief Inspector Mark Smith, Staffordshire Police

Isherwood was jailed for 27 months for possessing cocaine with intent to supply and nine months for possessing cannabis with intent to supply to run concurrently.


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5 replies on “Jail for man who hid cocaine worth £25,000 in microwave in Burntwood”

  1. Hi Bruce,

    This bit might help:

    “Police had served a warrant at his previous address on Railway Lane in Burntwood in August 2018.”


  2. His sentence will be reduced by half for pleading guilty. He should be made to serve the whole tariff if he does not disclose his suppliers. The damage these people do can have long term consequences for many users and potential users as well as their relatives and friends.

  3. Philip, a prisoner is released when they have served half their sentence, on licence, not because they have plead guilty, but for their rehabilitation and behaviour whilst in custody (Criminal Justice Act 2003 §244).

    The American system uses convict evidence and early release and has a criminally (excuse the pun) high rate of convictions being overturned due to the prevelance of coercion in obtaining such evidence.

    I think our system is better, not perfect, but better, should criminals be released after half their sentence? They’re on licence and there should be harsher sentencing for reoffending whilst on licence, which is a blight on the criminal justice system as a whole – that’s a whole different argument.

  4. Well Darryl, I will not argue the ‘nuts and bolts’ of your argument as the implementation of the judicial system has always seemed a bit arbitrary for my taste. The sentence for the victims (in this case the proliferation of drug use and possibly addiction) is often a lifelong one. The emphasis on whose life is most effected is wholly misplaced in this regard. Many would regard the re-offending rate as far too high. A satisfactory method of punishment (I realise this encompasses a wide range of offences) for criminal activity has yet to be found.

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