A man from Amesbury was sentenced to prison after drugs were found in his home. 

Jack Walters, 31, of Jaggard View appeared before Salisbury Crown Court on November 11, 2021, and pleaded guilty to the possession of drugs with the intent to supply cannabis and cocaine. 

The court had previously heard how Wiltshire Police officers carried out a misuse of drugs act warrant at Pointers Way in Amesbury on July 18, 2019, at the address where Walters lived at the time. 

On searching the property, officers found cocaine and cannabis, as well as £1973.62 in cash.

Walters was sentenced to a total of eight months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and must carry out a 20 day rehabilitation activity as well as attend a thinking skills programme.

He was also ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs within five months and a victim surcharge of £149 as well as a further confiscation order of £775.83 to be paid within 28 days or he will serve 28 days in prison. 

The destruction of the drugs in question and drug paraphernalia was also ordered.

Walters had originally pleaded not guilty but changed his plea on the day of his trial. 

Detective Constable Myles Scott said: “I hope this sentence sends out a strong message that if you deal drugs, we will catch up with you.

"We are determined to deal robustly with those who blight our communities with such illegal activity. 

“We rely very much on members of the public being our eyes and ears - if you suspect drug dealing or any other illegal activity, please report it.”

Police advise calling them on 101 if you suspect drug activity or you can report on line on the Wiltshire Police website.

Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

In an emergency always call 999.

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