A 31 year old man from Amesbury has been sentenced after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Supply cannabis and cocaine.

He changed his plea on the day of his trial.

Jack Walters, of Jaggard View, Amesbury appeared before Salisbury Crown Court on Friday (26/11) and was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years.

He also has to carry out 20 days rehabilitation activity and attend a Thinking Skills programme. He was ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs within five months and a victim surcharge of £149.

The court further imposed a confiscation order of £775.83 to be paid within 28 days. If this is not paid it will result in Walters serving 28 days imprisonment.

The destruction of drugs and drug paraphernalia was also ordered as the address which Walters lived in was searched by officers who found cocaine and cannabis as well as £1973.62 in cash.

Wiltshire Police is hoping the case will deter future similar offenders.

Detective Constable Myles Scott said: “I hope this sentence sends out a strong message that if you deal drugs, we will catch up with you. We are determined to deal robustly with those who blight our communities with such illegal activity.

“We rely very much on members of the public being our eyes and ears - if you suspect drug dealing or any other illegal activity, please report it.”