A Portsmouth man has been jailed for more than 10 years after pleading guilty to drugs offences, following his arrest in Glencoe Road on 27 January 2017.
David Mark Rewcastle of Farmside Gardens, Hilsea, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court on 23 July 2018 to:
4 x concerned in the production of a controlled drug of class B – cannabis
possess with intent to supply a drug of class B – cannabis
2 x possess with intent to supply a drug of class A – cocaine
Possess a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid / gas / electrical device
He has been sentenced to a total of 124 months.
Harvey James Ransom of Wells Close, Baffins, Portsmouth, received a 19 months sentence suspended for one year and ordered to carry out 50 hours unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to:
4 x concerned in the production of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis
Acquire / use / possess criminal property
possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis
Amber Louise Field of High Street, Cosham, received a four-month sentence suspended for one year and ordered to carry out 50 hours unpaid work and pay a £500 fine after she pleaded guilty to: Acquire / use / possess criminal property
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan said: “Rewcastle received a substantial sentence, which highlights the seriousness of his offences.
“This sends a clear message that we will not tolerate drug dealing in Portsmouth, which I hope reassures our local community.
“I would urge anyone with information about drug dealing to call police on 101, or in an emergency or if a crime is in progress call 999.”
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