A cocaine dealer told police they should ‘obviously’ know about his drugs stash worth more than £100,000, which he led them right towards. Police were executing a search warrant on another property when they bumped into Gavin Kelly, 36.
Officers escorted Kelly upstairs to the apartment where he pointed to a cupboard area in the kitchen, which contained a large plastic box with about one kilo of coke with a street value of more than £100,000.
Manchester Evening News Drugs that were found
He also pointed to a shopping bag and a holdall, which contained about £70,000 in cash.
A full search of the whole building was then carried out and officers recovered a number of items associated with drug supply.
These included further amounts of cocaine, with an approximate street value of £3,000, electronic scales and money counter, and numerous mobile phones.
Officers also seized an Audi A6 TDi worth about £20,000, which was parked outside Kelly’s address, and several high value watches with a total value of £29,000 – one of which he was wearing at the time of the search in August.
Kelly pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply and money laundering at an earlier hearing and this week been sentenced to eight years at Manchester Crown Court, reported Manchester Evening News .