Blackpool drug dealers jailed after being caught with Â£100,000 of cocaine
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Stuart Ashley (left), 34, of no fixed address and Stuart McBride (right), 46, of Oxford Road, Blackpool, were sentenced at Preston Crown Court yesterday.
The pair were arrested after a police drugs operation earlier this year, when Ashley was caught with 500g of cocaine in a black BMW, while McBride was also found with around 500g in a package after running from a home police were searching.
Both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property.
McBride also admitted a separate charge of possession of a prohibited weapon after a stun gun was found.
Ashley was given nine years in prison, with McBride jailed for seven years and three months.
Det Insp Roger Ashcroft, of Lancashire Police, said: “Ashley and McBride were working together to flood the streets of Blackpool with cocaine.”
Ashley’s former address in Longton was also searched, with a cash-counting machine, latex gloves, “numerous” mobile phones, and electronic devices found.