Essex man had cocaine all over trousers after Range Rover was stopped by police

David Nicholls has been jailed for drug offences
David Nicholls has been jailed for drug offences -Credit:Essex Police

A man from Essex has been jailed after a white powder, later identified as cocaine, was found in the glovebox of a Range Rover he was driving. Officers stopped the silver Range Rover in Inchbonnie Road in South Woodham Ferrers where they searched the car last year.

David Nicholls had more than £700 in his wallet, as well as an iPhone and drug related paraphernalia in the passenger footwell. Officers noticed the 39-year-old, of Inchbonnie Road, South Woodham Ferrers, had some white powder on his trousers.

They then found white powder, later identified as cocaine, in a zipped bag in the glove compartment. As a result of the stop on November 1 last year, Nicholls was arrested.

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He was charged with drug possession and remanded into custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court the following day. The court ordered forfeiture of cash, mobile phone and drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Nicholls was sentenced to 26 months, to run concurrently, after pleading guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply and possession of Class A drugs. He was sentenced to 26 months in prison at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday (May 3).

Sergeant Matt Dalby said: "We work hard to identify drug dealers, to keep drugs off our streets and to prevent dealers peddling drugs in our district. Drugs can cause our community harm, something we won't tolerate. If you know anyone who is dealing in drugs, tell us and we will deal."

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