Guernsey drug dealers caught near prison

Two men apprehended near Guernsey Prison have been jailed for possessing Class A and B drugs by the island's Royal Court.

The two local men both pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply cannabis resin.

Stewart Alaine Neil Turney, 24, was given three years and six months.

Declan Paul Glass, 21, who also admitted possession with intent to supply MDMA, or ecstasy, was sentenced to five years and six months.

The court heard how officers from the Guernsey Border Agency stopped the pair, who were approaching the external fence outside the recreational area of the Guernsey Prison.

'Aggravating factor'

In total, 202.14g of Class B cannabis resin was found.

A subsequent search of Glass's home uncovered a tin containing 58.4g of cannabis resin and a digital safe, which when opened contained 93 tablets and 5.93g of Class A drug MDMA.

The cannabis resin would have had a potential local resale value of between £5,260 and £6,575 and the MDMA between £1,875 and £2,460.

Judge Russell Finch remarked that the evidence against them was compelling and the fact that they were apprehended at the States of Guernsey Prison was "an aggravating factor".

Both sentences will run from the date of their arrest.

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