Frodsham man jailed for drugs offences following police stop
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A Frodsham man has been jailed for drugs offences after he was stopped by police in the town last year.
Jason Burgess, from Meeting House Lane, Kingsley appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday 3 September where he was sentenced to three years in prison.
The 31-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (Cocaine and MDMA) and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs (amphetamines).
He also admitted drug driving at Warrington Magistrates on 20 August where was given a 12 month driving ban and £1000 fine.
Burgess’ drug dealing was exposed when an officer stopped his car in the town last year.
At 5.40pm on 16 November 2020, while on patrol, PC Ashley Davies spotted a Vauxhall Astra driving along Main Street, Frodsham. The vehicle was stopped and the occupant of the vehicle, Burgess was spoken to.
He appeared nervous, erratic, sweating and his pupils were dilated so a drugs wipe was administered and he tested positive for Cocaine.
PC Davies and a colleague then had cause to search him and his vehicle, recovering £1,630.00 and three mobile phones. The cash has since been seized through the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Burgess was arrested on suspicions of drug driving and money laundering. While in custody a further search revealed a slit in the lining of his jacket. Officers discovered 12 wraps of 0.5g bags of Cocaine valued at £600 and 32 grams of Amphetamine valued at £40.
Burgess was further arrested for possession with intent to supply Cocaine and Amphetamine. A search of his address also revealed a small quantity of Class A drug MDMA.
Following this, the mobile phones were downloaded which showed he was involved in the supply of high purity and wholesale Cocaine dating back months and he would send out regular flare messages to drug users almost daily.
PC Davies said: “I hope this reassures residents that we are making every effort to make it difficult for criminals to operate in Cheshire. We are out there 24/7 patrolling your communities alongside other specialist units and while you may not always see us, we are there stopping vehicles, arresting criminals and keeping your roads safe.”