A Swindon man has been jailed for nearly six years for supplying class A drugs in the town.
Jay Lucas, 23, of Darnley Close, Walcot, was given a total of five years and 11 months imprisonment for his part in a conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Swindon, as well as an incident in 2020 when he was found in possession of a significant amount of class A drugs. He pleaded guilty to the conspiracy offence as well as possession of a bladed article and possession with intent to supply class B drugs after he was arrested in October 2019 and found to be in possession of a machete.
On December 18 last year, Lucas was detained in an address in Whitbourne Avenue and seen to attempt to discard of a suspicious package which was found to contain 49 deals of class A drugs. Officers carried out searches at the address and located a rucksack belonging to Lucas containing a further 295 deals of crack and heroin. As well as this, he was found in possession of nearly £600 cash and two mobile phones – further analysis of the phones provided evidence that Lucas had been involved in drug supply in the area since May 2020.
PC Craig Head from our Fortitude Unit, said: “Lucas played a significant role in supplying class A drugs to vulnerable users in Swindon and I am pleased that officers from Op Fortitude have been able to disrupt this line of supply, protect vulnerable people and put those responsible for their exploitation before the courts.
“Lucas was found with a large amount of class A drugs when officers attended the Whitbourne Avenue address last year – an amount which had potential to cause significant harm to our communities.”
Our Fortitude unit was launched in October 2020 to target county lines offenders, prolific offenders and those identified as posing high risk to our communities.