Bexhill roofer jailed over drug offences

John Edney
John Edney

A Bexhill roofer has gone to prison for 12 months over a number of drugs offences.

John Edney, 25, of Wickham Avenue, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with to supply and to supplying cannabis at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, February 5.

The prosecution followed an intelligence-led investigation by local neighbourhood policing which led to a search warrant being executed at Edney’s address on June 10.

Cannabis was found underneath a wardrobe in the main bedroom and on top of the kitchen fridge together with £200 cash.

PC Paul Eastes of the Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team said; “Drug dealing and associated acquisitive crime blights communities.

“Although this particular operation did not result in a significant amount of drugs being recovered, it sends out a clear message that we will work with the community, develop and act on the information provided to us about suspected drug activity.

“Those involved in drug supply face the very real prospect of a custodial sentence.”

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