A MAN who hid Class A drugs in obscure places around his house and stashed cash inside his sock drawer has been caged.
Brian Devanney (40), of St Johns Road, Edlington, was found guilty of possession with intent to supply and sent down for six years at Sheffield Crown Court.
In February, officers from Doncaster’s Performance Crime Team executed a search warrant at Devanney’s home.
And a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine thought to have an estimated street value of around £20,000 was found, and Devanney was immediately arrested.
Investigating officer PC Sarah Halliday said: “On searching the house, we found packets of drugs hidden in a suitcase, under the kitchen sink and even inside a cat litter bag, as well as an amount of cash hidden in Devanney’s sock drawer.
“As officers searched the house, we also found weighing scales, and other equipment thought to be used in the supply of drugs. Small bags of brown powder were also found and after testing these, it was established they were a mixture of substances, commonly mixed with heroin to create larger, diluted quantities of the drug.
“As evidence mounted, it became clear to us that Devanney was potentially producing batches of drugs to sell and as such, we were able to charge him with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
“Acting on intelligence, I’m pleased that we have been able to remove these drugs from the streets of Doncaster and put Devanney behind bars.
“Drugs can not only ruin the lives of those who chose to take them but also the lives of local residents. I’d urge anyone with concerns about drugs in their local area to please contact us via 101.”
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