This is part of the huge haul of cannabis seized from Corsham man Robert Ashley

The 46-year-old was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment suspended for two years.

He was caught with 2.5kg of the drug after police stopped his van near Malmesbury last January.

A search of his home in Kemble uncovered £4,040 cash in two bedroom drawers. You can read our full report from court here.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Robert Ashley outside Swindon Crown Court Picture: ADVER PHOTOGRAPHER

Reacting to the sentence, PC Alastair Jarvis of Wiltshire Police said: “We know that our communities are concerned about drug dealing and the related criminality and anti-social behaviour that this kind of activity brings with it.

“This case allowed us to disrupt this supply chain and prevent a large quantity of drugs reaching our streets.

“We would urge anyone who has concern about drug dealing in their local area to call us and report it. You could be providing information and intelligence which helps us arrest offenders and bring them to justice.”

The force has released images of the drugs and cash seized. 

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Cannabis and cash seized by Wiltshire Police Pictures: WILTSHIRE POLICE