Woman jailed for supplying Class A drugs at Bristol Rovers match

Claire Brooks admitted being involved in supplying class A drugs
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A drug dealer who was caught with white powder at a football match has been jailed. Claire Brooks, 52, was arrested at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium in April last year after the substance was found, which led to police officer searching her home.

Avon and Somerset Police there found evidence Brooks, of Sheldrake Drive, Stapleton, was involved in the supply of class A drugs. She appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on August 24, 2023 and pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class A and C drugs.

On Tuesday, June 11, Brooks was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to 30 months in prison. She was also handed an eight-year Football Banning Order.

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Dedicated football officer PC Mark Neal said: “Drugs are a blight on our communities and have no place in our society, including at football. I would like to thank Bristol Rovers for their support and co-operation during this investigation.

“The custodial sentence is one that reflects the seriousness of her offending, and the recent change in legislation in relation to possession or supply of Class A Drugs such as cocaine allows a football banning order to be issued. We work closely with our clubs to make sure our football matches are a safe environment for all and I would encourage people to report suspicious behaviour to us.”