A MAN who was found with six wraps of class A drugs and a knuckleduster in his pocket has been jailed.

Alan Roy Stevens, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday after admitting possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

At around 8.10pm on Saturday, March 9, an officer on duty in an unmarked car saw a number of known drug users congregating in Northcote Road, Bournemouth.

They appeared to go into a covered car parking area before leaving a short time later.

Stevens was located sitting in the parking area and was searched by the officer.

Six wraps of suspected class A drug were found in his coat pocket and a further wrap was located in his jeans.

The wraps were later analysed and found to contain cocaine and heroin.

Stevens was arrested and taken into custody, where officers also found a knuckle duster in his pocket.

In court the 42-year-old was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Police Constable Stuart Grant, of Bournemouth police, said police always welcomed information from members of the public about drug dealing.

“We are continuing to work to tackle the supply of drugs in our communities as we recognise the significant impact it has.

“I hope this case demonstrates we will take action against those concerned in the supply of drugs and ensure they are brought before the courts.

“We are also reliant on members of the public reporting any information they have in relation to drug dealing or drug related activity.”

If you suspect anyone of drug dealing or witness any drug-related activity, contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

n As previously reported, a London-based dealer was sentenced to four years in prison recently after he was caught selling drugs in West Hill Road, Bournemouth. Cordell Stewart had heroin and cocaine in the pockets of his hoodie when he was snared by police on September 20 last year. The 32-year-old was seen selling class As to known addicts.