Cumbria Police Stop And Search Leads To Six Years Jail Time For Barrow Drug Supplier

A man from Barrow has been sentenced to six years in prison following a stop search by Cumbria Police finding cocaine.

Robert Rawlinson, of Wallace Street, Barrow was charged in connection with intent to supply cocaine and appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates back on November 10, 2020.

Robert Rawlinson

On Monday, November 9, that year, at around 12:10pm officers from the Barrow proactive team stop searched Rawlinson in an alley at the side of a pub on Cavendish Street, Barrow.

Officers located a yellow bag containing a white substance in his jacket pocked, a quantity of cash and a mobile phone.

A search of the 33-year-old’s home was authorised and parahelia associated with the supply of drugs a weighing scale was located on top of a chest of drawers.

The white substance was tested and was positive for cocaine and messages located on his phone indicated he was involved in the supply of drugs.

Sergeant, Gareth Sargent said: “This is a great result of the work carried out by the proactive team in Barrow and I hope that today’s sentencing acts as a deterrent to anyone considering dealing in Cumbria

“We will be proactive in our efforts in target those involved in the supply and distribution of drugs and bring them before the court.

“We would urge anyone who can help us bring more criminals to justice to get report it online here or visit Crimestoppers anonymously.”