A man has been sentenced for possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
Joshua Cramp, aged 25, of Viridian Square, Aylesbury, appeared at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Monday (21/9) for sentencing.
On the afternoon of Monday 6 April, Cramp was stopped and searched by officers conducting anti-social behaviour patrols in Whitehill Park. He was found to be in possession of cannabis and an amount of cash.
He was subsequently arrested and his house was searched. More cannabis, weighing scales and a large amount of cash were found inside.
Cramp was charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs by postal requisition on Thursday 18 June.
He pleaded guilty to the offence at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on 13 July.
Investigating officer PC Gary Ratcliffe, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “In this case we received reports of anti-social behaviour in Whitehill Park and so were conducting patrols in the area when we came across Cramp. This shows how invaluable stop and search is in tackling drug supply.
“This case also demonstrates how information from the public is essential to police, it not only enables us to respond appropriately to issues as they arise and design our patrol plans to make the biggest impact, but also forms part of a broader intelligence picture which allows us to target supply chains and ensure Aylesbury Vale remains a hostile environment for those intent on committing crime.”
Cramp received a community order requiring him to attend rehabilitation appointments and was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.