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Man jailed for Class A drug supply in South Cumbria

A man who was stopped by officers in South Cumbria has been jailed for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Lewis Mahon Platt, 33 of Magnolia Court, Salford was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in jail at Carlisle Crown Court.

Platt was stopped by officers travelling A590 Westbound near Levens.

During a search of the vehicle officers located what was suspected to be approximately half a kilogram of white powder, later confirmed as cocaine, concealed in a compartment in the boot.

Three mobile phones were also found during the search containing evidence suggesting drug dealing.

Platt was arrested following the discovery and taken to Kendal Police Station for interview.

Detective Constable Lauren Brookes said: “We proactively work to identify and challenge anyone being suspected of travelling into the county to supply drugs.

“I am pleased with the sentencing given today at court – not only is Platt now behind bars, but we have also taken harmful drugs off the streets.

“If you have any information about drug related activity in your area, please report this to police”.

Anyone with information can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it

You can also phone on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The investigation forms part of Operation Alliance - Cumbria Constabulary’s ongoing response to protect the county against serious and organised crime.

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