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Posted on 16:29:00 on 27th May 2021

Robert Rawlinson

A man from Barrow has been sentenced to six years in prison following a stop search by police located a quantity of cocaine.

Robert Rawlinson, aged 33 of Wallace Street, Barrow was charged in connection with intent to supply cocaine and appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates on the 10th November 2020

On Monday 9th November 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 Rawlinson’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.”

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