Coke dealer jailed

PUBLISHED: 09:27 14 June 2011

Paul Trueman

Paul Trueman

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A DRUG dealer from Weston has been jailed after police found a block of cocaine and digital weighing scales at his home.

Paul Trueman, of Monkton Avenue, was initially pulled over by officers after he was spotted driving at excess speed through the town.

The 34-year-old was found with a small amount of white powder hidden in a cigarette pack under the driver’s seat of the car and was arrested.

A warrant to search his home address was then granted and officers found a 55g block of cocaine, two sets of working digital scales and self sealing bags.

After pleading guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply, he appeared at Bristol Crown Court last week and was sentenced to two years in jail.

In addition, an asset recovery order was made at the same time under the Proceeds of Crime Act, resulting in a confiscation order totalling £2,690.

Sergeant Colin Batchelor, from Weston’s south ward policing team, said: “This is another example of how we are determined to crack down on people who deal drugs within our communities and bring them to justice.”

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