A man has been jailed after officers discovered class A drugs wrapped inside a plastic tub at an address in Blurton.
Daniel Lovatt, 33, of Horsley Grove, Blurton, was sentenced to three years in prison at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Tuesday (21 June) after admitting two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs – crack cocaine and heroin. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £181.
The court heard how officers executed a search warrant of an property in Stoke-on-Trent on 5 March 2020.
Officers discovered and seized a small plastic tub containing four cling film wraps of crack cocaine and six foil wraps of heroin.
Officers also seized cash and mobile phones.
Lovatt was arrested a short time later before being charged and subsequently convicted.
Detective Constable Gareth Whitfield of Staffordshire Police, said: “Lovatt attempted to conceal the drugs in an item that he hoped officers wouldn’t spot, and was intent on circulating these harmful substances within our communities for his own criminal gain.
“I’m happy with the sentencing and hope it serves as a reminder of the various ways in which our eagle-eyed officers are proactively targeting the supply of illegal drugs within our communities.”