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Jail for 19-year-old dealer caught with drugs haul and knuckle duster

Posted on - 12th February, 2018 - 7:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Preston Railway Station
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A 19-year-0ld dealer caught with a variety of drugs has been jailed for 32 months.

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Kym Slater, from Preston, was caught with MDMA, cocaine, cannabis and a knuckle duster at Preston Railway Station.

He was attempting to board a train to Lancaster on Sunday, June 18, 2017 when the incident occurred. He was detained under Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. £500 and a mobile phone were also recovered.

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House searches were later conducted at the homes of Slater’s parents where he alternately lived.

A number of items relating to drug offences were recovered at his father’s home including scales, snap bags, a cannabis grinder along with 10 more knuckle dusters.

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Slater was jailed for 32 months after he pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with intent to supply, one offence of possession of controlled drugs for personal use and possession of an offensive weapon at Preston Crown Court on February 2.

Investigating officer Det Con Chris Biggs, said: “Slater was using the railway as a method of transporting his drugs haul. Thankfully due to his apprehension these illegal substances never made it onto the streets.

“As a result Slater finds himself facing a lengthy jail term which reinforces the message that we will not tolerate the transportation of controlled drugs or offensive weapons on the railway. It will not go unnoticed and robust action will be taken by British Transport Police.

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