Jail for Kedington drugs offender

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A 46-year-old man from the Haverhill area has been jailed after being convicted for drugs offences.

Michael Cornelius, of School Road, Kedington, stood accused of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of criminal property.

Police officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at Cornelius’s home address on July 23, 2014, during which thousands of pounds of bank notes were seized, along with a set of electronic scales and a knife which both contained traces of cocaine.

He was then arrested on the same day and later charged with the offences on December 17.

At Ipswich Crown Court on June 4, Cornelius was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment, having pleaded guilty to both charges. A further hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act will be held in due course.

Detective Inspector Nick Power, of Bury St Edmunds CID, said: “This was an excellent piece of work by our detectives and I am pleased with the sentence handed down by the court.

“We will continue to pursue those people who conspire to bring drugs into our communities and onto our streets, put them before the courts to face justice and ensure they do not profit from their criminality.”