[A] MAN has been handed a suspended prison term after cocaine was found stashed in his boxer shorts.
Luke Wedgwood, 35, was originally sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court in 2015 after he and a pal were found with almost 10,000 diazepam tablets. For his part, Wedgwood was spared prison by a judge who suspended an eight-month term after he admitted possessing the class C drug with intent to supply.
Wedgwood went on to impress the probation service as he completed rehabilitation requirements, a curfew and provided negative drug tests. But in April this year he found himself in trouble again after using gambling winnings to splash out on more than £1,100 worth of cocaine and diazepam for his own use.
Wedgwood was searched after police were called to an incident in Workington on April 30 this year. Cocaine and diazepam tablets were found in his underwear.
He admitted illegally possessing both drugs – and breaching the 2015 sentence.
Wedgwood, of Little Broughton, near Cockermouth, was brought back to crown court, where Recorder Andrew Nuttall concluded another jail term – six months, suspended for two years – was most appropriate for the defendant and “the community at large”.
Wedgwood must also complete a 12-week night-time curfew.