Great Yarmouth men jailed for drugs offences

1 December 2018, 07:42 | Updated: 1 December 2018, 07:46

Nicholas Lawrence and Aston Nichols jailed

Two men have been jailed after police found more than £3,500 worth of crack cocaine and heroin in Great Yarmouth.

Nicholas Lawrence, aged 46 and from Northgate Street in Great Yarmouth, and Aston Nichols, aged 26 and of South Quay in Great Yarmouth, both pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

The court heard how Lawrence and Nichols tried to make off from an address in Northgate Street on Wednesday 15 November 2017 when officers attended to execute a warrant.

Officers arrested both men and when searched Lawrence was found to be hiding a wrap of Class A drugs between his buttocks. Meanwhile Nichols was found to have a quantity of heroin and cash in his pockets. He was also carrying a wrap of heroin in his mouth.

Following a search of the address officers recovered a large amount of crack cocaine and heroin, along with mobile phones which contained messages relating to the supply of drugs.

Lawrence was sentenced to five years in prison at Norwich Crown Court on Friday (30th November), whilst Nichols was sentenced to two years and four months in prison at the same hearing.

Sergeant Tony Hogan said: “This is part of our continued efforts to tackle the supply of Class A drugs in Great Yarmouth under Operation Gravity. I hope today’s sentencing reassures the local community that we will not tolerate this kind of activity in the town and we will seek to prosecute those breaking the law.”