Published: 00:00, 01 September 2017 |
Updated: 15:02, 01 September 2017
A 50-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years and eight months years after being found in possession of drugs and a shotgun.
Peter Wenn of Northfleet Green in Gravesend was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court today after pleading guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply cocaine and MDMA.
He also pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing a prohibited firearm and two charges of possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate.
He was also charged and pleaded guilty to possessing criminal property and possession of cannabis.
The charges were brought after officers spotted Wenn driving a van away from an address where a search warrant was due to take place on Thursday June 8.
When officers stopped and searched the van they found a quantity of cocaine and cannabis, along with weighing scales, a grinder, several small bags and a spoon with powder on.
Subsequent searches of grounds where Wenn had been living in a caravan, uncovered a sawn off shotgun as well as .45 ACP calibre cartridges and 22 Flobert cartridges.
Officers also found more cocaine and MDMA as well as ecstasy tablets and £4,345 in cash.
In total officers found Wenn to be in possession of 529g of cocaine with purities ranging between 79% and 97%. They also found 889g of ingredients used to lessen the potency of the drug before it would be sold on.
A total of 1890g of MDMA was recovered with the purity level up to 93%. Officers also found 25 MDMA tablets mixed with other ingredients in Wenn’s caravan.
The street value of the cocaine and MDMA was valued at around £134,000.
Investigating officer, Detective Sargent, Jason Booth of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: "This is a great result where we have been able to take an organised criminal off the streets, potentially helping to save a lot of lives. We work hard to target organised crime groups and individuals and Wenn was no exception.
"He thought he was above the law and could get away with his crimes but today reinforces that ultimately crime does not pay and that those responsible will be caught and brought to justice."
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