Two jailed after attempting to discard drugs in stop-and-search
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Two men have been jailed after we found more than £1,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin in Newcastle-under-Lyme last year.
Daniel Bobby James McLardy, aged 30, of Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Alan William Wood, aged 48, of Clough Hall Drive, Kidsgrove, were each jailed at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Tuesday (November 15) after admitting possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A - crack cocaine and heroin.
The court heard how officers stopped a VW Golf on Clayton Road on 25 March 2021. Wood was in the driver’s seat and McLardy was the passenger.
A drug phone and £400 in cash was found on Wood. We found £420 on McLardy, as well as a mobile phone.
(above: Daniel McLardy (left) and Alan Wood (right))
While being escorted by officers, McLardy attempted to drop a package on the ground without us noticing. We spotted this and seized the package which contained 50 wraps of crack cocaine and 64 wraps of heroin.
McLardy was sentenced to 2 years and 10 months behind bars. Wood received 3 years and 4 months.
PC Ian Prendergast, who dealt with the case, said: “Officers worked diligently to apprehend these offenders from circulating dangerous drugs within our communities.
“I hope this serves as a reminder that dedicated officers and disruption teams are actively targeting drug supply across Staffordshire and are committed to apprehending those engaging in this criminality.”