Drug dealer jailed after police found cocaine in his car

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A drug dealer was caught out after being stopped by police because of the way he was driving, a court heard.

Wayne Georgeson, aged 29, was pulled over by officers on patrol in Thurnscoe.

They found he had eight bags of cocaine worth £185, plus £240 in cash, said Carl Fitch, prosecuting.

Sheffield Crown Court was told messages on his mobile phone showed evidence of dealing that evening. Georgeson claimed the drugs were for his own use and the cash was from jobs he had done for his family.

Georgeson, of Brunswick Street, Thurnscoe, was bailed, but was stopped again by police seven months later and found to be carrying more cocaine.

He admitted two offences of possessing cocaine with intent to supply, on February 8 and September 23.

Jailing him for two years and 10 months, Recorder Kate Tulk said: “What makes your position worse is while you were on bail awaiting sentence you were found in possession of cocaine. You performed a significant role and were motivated by financial advantage.”

Georgeson also faces Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.