Cumbria Crack

Man jailed for two-and-a-half years for supplying drugs

Ben Cook

A 20-year-old man from Bowness-on-Windermere has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years for drug supply offences.

Ben Cook, of Church Street, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday for being concerned in the supply of class A drug cocaine.

He also received concurrent sentencing for acquiring criminal property, supplying a controlled drug of class B drugs – cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

On Friday July 17 2020 at around 7:40am officers executed a misuse of drugs act warrant at a property on Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Upon searching the property officers found a black bucket containing cannabis bush which was located in the living room along with paraphernalia associated with the supply of drugs.

This included weighing scales and bagging material.

Officers also located £380 in £10 and £20 notes near the bucket.

Cook was located in the bedroom were officers found £4,065 in cash which was concealed in a mobile phone box

Following analysis of the cannabis located it was found there was a total weight of 416.91grams.

Cook was arrested and his mobile seized.

During interview Cook admitted to detectives that he was involved in the supply of cannabis to others.

Subsequent analysis of his mobile and messages indicated that Cook was involved in the supply of cocaine.

Detectives interviewed Cook on September 30 regarding the messages found on his phone.

Cook admitted that he was involved in supplying cocaine but only on a sporadic basis and not for financial gain.

A police spokesman said “Cook admitted to being involved in the supply of cocaine and cannabis and I hope he uses this time to reflect on his actions.

“We will continue to be proactive and target those that are being concerned in the supply of drugs within our community.”