Hitchin man jailed after being found with cocaine worth £30,000
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A Hitchin man has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after being found in possession of half a kilo of cocaine worth £30,000.
Saachicco Williamson, of Lammas Mead, and Borehamwood’s Jack McGrath were stopped by officers as they were driving along Bedford Road between Henlow and Hitchin on May 2, 2017.
Officers searched both men and their vehicle as part of an ongoing investigation into drug-related crime in the area, and found a carrier bag containing the sizeable amount of cocaine in a footwell of the car.
Williamson, aged 25, and 20-year-old McGrath were subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply a class A drug – cocaine.
Both men appeared at St Albans Crown Court on February 19. Williamson received a prison sentence of five years and four months, while McGrath was jailed for four years and four months.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Gilbertson, from the Hitchin Local Crime Unit, said: “These two young men have both received substantial custodial sentences that was only possible as a result of excellent investigative work carried out by my team.
“It should stand as a warning to anyone aspiring to get involved in organised crime, especially the supply of class A drugs.
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“If – like McGrath and Williamson – you’re involved in such criminality, you will be identified, you will be prosecuted and you will go to prison.”