Police stop car on M5 Junction 11 near Cheltenham and Gloucester and find £400,000 worth of cannabis
4:17pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
A MAN has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after police found cannabis with a potential street value of more than £400,000 when he was stopped for driving a car that didn’t have any insurance.
49-year-old Anthony Hughes, of no fixed abode, was arrested on the M5 near to junction 11 by Cheltenham and Gloucester during the afternoon of Wednesday October 10.
The car had been stopped by officers suspecting it had no insurance.
But when the vehicle was searched nearly 45 kilos of cannabis resin was found in the boot of the car.
Hughes was charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs and at Gloucester Crown Court today (Thursday, October 31) he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Following today’s court case Detective Inspector Neil Carpenter said: “When routine checks result in large amounts of illegal substances being stopped from hitting the streets it shows the huge importance of the work our officer’s do tackling vehicle crime.”