Man jailed after police dog sniffs out £4,000 worth of cocaine hidden under floor boards in Worksop

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A Worksop man has been jailed after a police dog sniffed out £4,000 worth of cocaine hidden under floorboards.

Officers carried out a drugs warrant in East Manton, Worksop, on January 4 with the support of a drugs dog and handler.


Andrew Ian White was arrested that morning for possession with intent to supply after a blade, cutting mat and scales were seized, as well as the £4,000 worth of cocaine.


The 31-year-old, formerly of Hardwick Road, Worksop, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday September 26. He was sentenced to three years for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and two years to run concurrently for pleading guilty to an unrelated burglary charge.


Sergeant Jon Hewitt said: “This was a long and tedious case with White initially pleading not guilty at his first hearing, but hard work paid off after we were able to offer an overwhelming amount of evidence, leading to an eventual guilty plea.


“Drugs can devastate lives and we will not tolerate them poisoning our county.

“This was a great result and I’d urge you to contact us if you suspect people to be dealing in your communities.

“You could be the key to helping us rid more drug dealers from our streets.”