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A man who hid drugs in a sock in the car that he was driving has been jailed.
Specialist officers from the Essex Police Disruptor Team, stopped a car in Kings Road, Westcliff, on Wednesday December 14 last year.
Officers searched the car and the driver under Section 23 of the Drugs Misuse Act and found 13 wraps of white powder, later identified as cocaine, hidden in a sock in the car, almost £750 cash and two mobile phones.
Gentian Gjulja of no fixed abode was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply. He was charged and remanded to appear at Southend-on-Sea Magistrates’ Court the following day.
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply and acquire / use / possess criminal property and on February 16, he was jailed for a total of 28 months. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and was disqualified for 26 months.
Detective Sergeant Matt Harriss said: “We are here to work with communities to tackle drugs and drug dealing.
“We will always act on information received, it’s our job to take drugs and drug dealers off our streets, to keep our communities safe.”