Dealer’s DNA found on drugs leads to his arrest
7:40am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
A DRUG dealer was caught after a member of the public found a stash of heroin and cocaine on a grass verge in a residential part of Walcot.
Jake Morgan had dropped the bag containing dozens of deals, worth hundreds of pounds, on Dalton Close in March last year.
A few months later, the 23-year-old was at the New Inn pub when police got a tip-off that he had more drugs hidden in his underwear.
And after the officers allowed him to finish the cigarette he was smoking he made a dash for it, flinging the drugs to the ground as he got away.
Colin Meeke, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court how the stash was found on the grassy area near the phone box on the Walcot road.
“A member of the public found a small zip bag containing what he recognised was almost certainly drugs,” he said.
“He took it to the police station and handed it to officers. It was examined and found to be 22 wraps of heroin and 16 wraps of crack cocaine.
“The value of the heroin was about £220 and the crack cocaine about £320. The wraps were sent away for DNA analysis and Mr Morgan’s DNA was found upon them.”
Morgan, of Hamilton Close, Walcot, pleaded guilty to five counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and was jailed for three years.
As well as jailing him for three years, the judge ordered the forfeiture of the drugs and £120 cash seized from him.