Jail for teen caught dealing class A drugs

A teenager has been jailed for three and a half years after he was caught in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 10:00 am
Josh Cumberbatch

Josh Cumberbatch, of Belvedere Place, Worsely Mesnes, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday after having earlier pleaded guilty offences of possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of heroin, possessing an offensive weapon and handling stolen goods.

He was pulled over by Greater Manchester Police (GMP)

He was arrested after numerous items were stolen during a burglary at a house on Woodhouse Lane on January 11, including a Volvo car which had been parked outside the address and was taken with its key.

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Three days later on January 14 the stolen Volvo was sighted by police officers. It was stopped on Laithwaite Road in Worsley Hall after being blocked in by two police cars.

Cumberbatch was the driver and sole occupant and was arrested at the scene. On being searched a knuckle duster was found in his pocket as well as ten wraps of crack cocaine.

His mobile phone was also recovered and evidence showed that the 19-year-old was actively dealing heroin and crack cocaine in the hours and days leading up to his arrest.

During his police interviews Cumberbatch claimed to have just bought the car a few hours before his arrest. He also stated that he had found the knuckle duster and drugs in the glove box.

He denied that the drugs texts on his phone had been sent by him but could not explain who had sent them.