Plymouth men jailed over £50,000 garage drugs hail

Wayne Sandercock and Simon Payne
Image caption Officers found the drugs in a metal toolbox which was bolted to the floor

Two men from Plymouth have been jailed after police discovered more than £50,000 worth of Class A and B drugs in a garage in the city.

Wayne Sandercock, 38, from Southway Drive was jailed for eight and a half years.

Simon Payne, 38, from Pennycross was sentenced to two years and nine months.

Both men, who appeared at the city's crown court, admitted conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs at an earlier hearing.

The drugs were found in a metal toolbox bolted to the floor of the garage during a search by police in May 2010.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said officers found a "large quantity" of drugs in the garage, which was rented by Sandercock, in the Whitleigh area of the city.

Officers seized about £33,000 worth of cocaine and £18,000 worth of amphetamine.

Following the sentencing, Det Con ken Ord said: "I am very pleased with the result which has brought to an end an investigation involving two people involved in substantial drug supply in Plymouth.

"it is not very often you seize drugs in such quantities which were intended for sale after they had been mixed with a cutting agent in the garage".

Knives, rubber gloves, packaging and a police extendable baton were also found in the garage.

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