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Drug dealer jailed after van stopped on the A1

A drug dealer has been jailed after police stopped a van and found a large amounts of cannabis and cash inside.
Andrew Stainton, aged 46, was pulled over and arrested on the A1 near Fernwood.

Officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and found a large bag of the Class B drug under the driver’s seat.

A large quantity of cash was found in a wallet and bags containing white powder and plant matter, suspected to be ‘magic mushrooms’, were also recovered following the stop on 23 July 2021.

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Andrew Stainton

Stainton, of Burringham Road, Scunthorpe, was subsequently charged and went on to plead guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis), possession of a Class A drug (psilocin) and possession of a Class B drug (amphetamine).

He was jailed for 12 months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing yesterday (Monday 14 November 2022).

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Sergeant James Robertson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As this case demonstrates we will take appropriate action in relation to anyone involved in the selling or dealing of controlled substances.

“The use of drugs causes huge damage to the lives of vulnerable people which will not be tolerated and as a force we continue to work hard every day to prevent the transit of illegal substances on our roads.”

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