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Cannabis and cash found in police raid on Cinderford home

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

Stroud Magistrates Court

CASH and drugs which came to just under £3,000 were found when police raided a Cinderford home, a court heard.

Martin Rowles, 54, admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cocaine at his High Street home when he appeared before Stroud Magistrates’ Court.

Teresa Perry, prosecuting, said 132.5 grams of ‘skunk’ cannabis worth £1,335, £1,520 in cash and six mobile phones were found when his home was searched on November 9 last year. She said £65-worth of cocaine was found on him when he was searched at a police station.

“He had a safe under the bed, which he told police about,” she told the court on Monday, April 14. “He said in police interview that the money was a kitty which his friends contributed to, and they withdrew the drug when they needed it.”

Kirsty Gordon-Cleaver, defending, said it was a lower end offence of its kind and he was suitable for a community order.

The case was adjourned to the same court on May 7 for sentence.

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