UK: Lay-by drug dealer jailed

The BBC..

A drug dealer has been jailed for more than five years after being caught hiding cocaine near a lay-by.

Police said Joel Jacobi, 27, of no fixed abode, had been acting suspiciously on the edge of a field near Brecon in August.

Officers found up to £15,300 worth of cocaine in bags which had Jacobi’s fingerprints on them hidden near a lay-by outside the village of Pwllgloyw.

He was sentenced to five years and eight months at Merthyr Crown Court on 14 December for cocaine and cannabis supply.

On the same day Dyfed-Powys Police said their officers became suspicious of Jacobi, they stopped a BMW in the village of Aber, near Talybont-on-Usk.

He had been in the passenger seat of that car and officers suspected he and the driver had been under the influence of drugs

Jacobi was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after around nine grams of cannabis and over £1,800 were found in the vehicle.

Suspecting his initial sighting in the lay-by was relevant to this arrest, officers with a police dog went to the site on 6 September.

They found more than 122g of cocaine in bags which had Jacobi’s fingerprints on.

The potential street value for this amount of cocaine is estimated at between £12,240 and £15,300.

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