A MAN who sold drugs to his friends came to the attention of police after a head-on crash on a roundabout.

Shane David Lock handed over various socks to police which contained cocaine, MDMA and ketamine.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard the 23-year-old produced two socks containing drugs from his underwear after the collision at Boundary Roundabout on August 7 last year.

Lock, of Crow Lane, Crow, was found to have been over the legal driving limit for MDMA and cocaine, while he also had ketamine in his system.

He pleaded guilty to offences of drug driving, two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and one count of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply.

Recorder Michael Bowes QC spared Lock a prison sentence at Bournemouth Crown Court on June 30, instead issuing a 12-month community order and an 18-month driving ban.

Salisbury Journal: Shane David Lock, 23 and of Crow Lane, CrowShane David Lock, 23 and of Crow Lane, Crow

Prosecuting, Mike Mason told the court police were called to reports of a two-vehicle head on crash at the roundabout at around 12.45pm on August 7, 2020.

Lock, who had been driving a Volkswagen Golf, was said to be in pain after the incident and he was placed in an ambulance.

Mr Mason said the defendant told officers “I don’t know what happened”.

The court heard samples provided by Lock contained 37 micrograms of MDMA per 100 millilitres of blood and 13 micrograms of cocaine per 100 millilitres of blood – the legal limit for both drugs is 10 micrograms.

The prosecutor said an eyewitness at the scene saw Lock appear to put something down his trousers.

“Mr Lock handed over a small bag in a sock (to police) which contained a white substance,” said Mr Mason.

Salisbury Journal: The scene of the crash. Picture: Dorset Traffic CopsThe scene of the crash. Picture: Dorset Traffic Cops

He then produced two more socks from his underwear, the court was told.

Police seized £395, 12.77 grams of cocaine, 9.83 grams of MDMA and 6.7 grams of ketamine.

Mr Mason said the overall value of the drugs if sold was between £1,325 and £2,245, with a drug expert concluding that the packaging of the illicit substances being consistent with selling.

In police interview the following day, the defendant, who had no previous convictions, provided no comment to questions.

Mr Mason said Lock had pleaded guilty on a basis, which was accepted by the crown, that the drug supply was “social supply”, with him selling to friends at cost price.

Mitigating, Ed Wylde said his client was “deeply sorry for his actions”. The defendant had ceased all use of stimulant drugs without support from agencies, the court heard.

Mr Wylde said Lock supports vulnerable members of his family and there was a sufficient prospect of rehabilitation outside a custodial setting.

“It is in the courts hands as to how the cards fall for him,” added Mr Wylde.

Recorder Bowes QC decided a non-custodial sentence was appropriate in the circumstances.

“It does appear to me that there is good reason to believe you will not be in trouble again,” said the judge.

He added: “The public interest in this case is best served by the imposition of a community order which gives you the chance to pay back to society.”

The judge said it was a "merciful sentence", adding that it was "imperative" that Lock does not get in trouble again.

The community order included a requirement to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and up to 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.


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