Drug dealer caught with £18k of cocaine and cannabis after border force intercept package on its way to Staffordshire



Drug dealer Michael Hayer was caught after an £18,000 package of cannabis was intercepted on its way to Staffordshire.

Stafford Crown Court heard the box had been destined for the 30-year-old’s home address in Meadowcroft Park, Stafford.

But it was seized by Border Force officers on March 18.

Officers then searched his house in Daimler Close on April 3 and seized  160 grams of cocaine and 1.1kg of cannabis which had been placed in supermarket carrier bags.

A drugs expert valued the drugs at around £18,200 but potentially much more if the cocaine was broken into street deals.

The court heard that Hayer said that white powder found in bulk in his garage was benzocaine, a known cutting agent for cocaine.

Officers also seized drugs bags and mobile phones with evidence of drugs transactions on them.

Now Hayer  has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis on May.

He was sentenced last week to three years for possessing cocaine with intent to supply and a further 12 months for the cannabis supply to run consecutively.

Speaking after the case, Sergeant Tom Fotherby, of Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The interception of the parcel led to a significant find of cannabis and cocaine. Working with colleagues form Border Force we were able to secure this conviction.”





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