Man caught with drugs and gun jailed for eight years

PUBLISHED: 12:57 07 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 May 2010

A MAN who was caught in St Albans with a pistol and ammunition, crack cocaine and cash has been jailed for eight years. Darren Bailey, aged 34, and from Catford in South London, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court yesterday (Monday) after pleading guil

A MAN who was caught in St Albans with a pistol and ammunition, crack cocaine and cash has been jailed for eight years.

Darren Bailey, aged 34, and from Catford in South London, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court yesterday (Monday) after pleading guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply, possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of prohibited ammunition.

Bailey was pulled over by police constables Ben Freeney and Sally Jackson when he was driving a silver Peugeot 307 in Normandy Road, St Albans, on March 28, this year. He had crack cocaine worth £2,120, the gun and ammunition and £1,800 in cash.

Speaking after the court case, Police Sergeant Jason Keane said: "This was excellent work by two officers who acted on a hunch which means that a dangerous man has been taken off the streets and we have further disrupted the Class A drugs market which was operating in St Albans."

The police are appealing to the public that if they suspect anyone is involved in drugs, to please contact them with as much information as possible, including car registration numbers, times and descriptions of possible offenders, on their non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222.

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