Sutton man David Garner who spent benefits on drugs gets jail sentence for intent to supply cocaine
A drug user who spent his benefits on cannabis has been jailed after police uncovered a stash of cocaine and cannabis plants at his house during a raid.
David Garner, 28, was jailed for five years and six months at Croydon Crown Court in September after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug and producing a class B drug.
Last December police forced entry to his flat on Brunswick Road, Sutton, and found a golf ball size rock of cocaine and five cannabis plants which were ready to be harvested.
Officers from Sutton's Town Centre police team found a black tent equipped with hydroponic lighting and an extraction filter, containing five, 2ft high cannabis plants with a total estimated yield of £2,000.
In the kitchen, officers found a food bag containing cocaine with an estimated value of £1,390.
Police also seized a set of electric scales and £800 cash which was found in a gap between a kitchen cabinet and the fridge.
Garner told police he was a drugs user and the majority of his £102 per fortnight unemployment benefit was spent on cannabis.
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