While executing a drugs warrant in West View, Hastings, in October last year police seized quantities of cannabis, cocaine and cash which led to 19-year-old occupant Jake Wallace being charged with possessing class A and B drugs with intent to supply.
On 12 June Wallace, unemployed, appeared at Lewes Crown Court and admitted the offences. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140. An order was made for the forfeiture and destruction of all drugs and drug paraphernalia.
On release from jail Wallace will be on the banned list for Bars in Hastings who are members of Hastings Barwatch. This will run until Dec 2020.
Inspector Aidan Cornwall, of the Hastings police prevention team, said: “Once again we are showing that those supplying narcotics within the Hastings community will be targeted and brought before the courts.”
Police work to combat illegal drugs in Sussex continues under the ‘Fortress’ brand, launched to encompass all our drug-harm reduction work.
Anyone with information about suspected illicit drug activity in their community can report details onlineor call 101, quoting Operation Fortress.
Alternatively details can be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers or by phoning 0800 555 111.