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Edwalton: West Bridgford man jailed after cocaine hidden in fake baked bean tins

A drug dealer tried and failed to hide his drugs inside a set of fake baked bean cans.

Connor Jackson cut out the bottom of the tins before stuffing them with bags full of cocaine.

He then sealed the mock cans up and popped them on the shelf, while also hiding more drugs in a kitchen cabinet.

The 25-year-old’s plan was foiled when police executed a warrant at the property in Edwalton.

Bags of cannabis and large amounts of cash were also found hidden under a bed by officers during the raid on 24 February 2021.

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While this incident was being investigated, Jackson got into trouble with the police again – this time on the roads.

Officers were driving through Gamston on 13 September 2021 when they spotted Jackson behind the wheel, despite being disqualified.

Despite multiple attempts being made to pull the vehicle over, Jackson sped away and overtook other motorists – making them swerve out the way.

This poor standard of driving carried on for a short while.

He was arrested soon afterwards.

Jackson was charged with possessing with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, careless driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

He admitted to each of the charges, with a sentencing hearing set for Friday (23 February) at Nottingham Crown Court.

Jackson, of West Bridgford, was then given a prison sentence of two years and eight months.

He was also banned from driving for three years.

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Sergeant Graham Whitt, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As Jackson found out to his cost, our officers leave no stone unturned when executing these types of warrants.

“Criminals will often come up with different ways to hide things they don’t want us to find, so we always keep that in mind when carrying out these searches.

“In this case, Jackson tried to conceal his drugs inside a set of fake baked bean cans, but this plan was quickly rumbled.

“We will always look to respond robustly to any reports we receive of potential drugs supply, as we don’t want these illicit operations anywhere near our communities.

“Likewise, we won’t tolerate anyone putting other people’s safety at risk on the roads, as Jackson did during a separate incident.

“We’re pleased to see that his actions have now caught up with him and he’s now been handed a prison sentence.”

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