Man jailed after class A drugs worth £5,000 discovered following e-scooter stop
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A man has been jailed for more than three years after officers seized class A drugs worth £5,000 following a stop-and-search of an individual on an e-scooter in Rugeley earlier this year.
Fabian Maxwell, 29, of Horse Fair, Rugeley, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Friday (7 October) to three years and nine months in jail having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to: possession with intent to supply class A drugs; being in possession of class B drugs; possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.
Maxwell has also been disqualified from driving for two years.
The court heard how police stopped Maxwell, who was riding an e-scooter at 2pm on Monday (11 July), on St Pauls Road, Rugeley.
Officers seized two mobile phones and the e-scooter which was being ridden illegally.
Police then carried out a search of a property in Rugeley and seized a gas canister, £651 in cash, class A drugs worth £5,000, scales and class B drugs.
Detective Sergeant Jon Bradbury, from the force's disruption team, said: "Maxwell was intent on circulating these harmful drugs within our communities and has been dealt with accordingly.
“We will continue to investigate the supply and circulation of illegal drugs within our county and bring those responsible to justice.”