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Van driver who stopped ‘erratically’ on M20 found with 12,000 squares of LSD

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Original article from Kent Live

The driver of a van found stationary on the hard shoulder of the M20 was found with huge quantities of drugs, according to police.

Jack Supple, 31, immediately admitted to police that he had taken ketamine.

They then searched his vehicle and found more than 12,000 LSD deals with a street value of around £21,000.

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The incident took place on July 22 last year when traffic officers went to the coastbound M20 motorway near the junction for Blue Bell Hill.

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They said it followed "a report a vehicle had been driven erratically before coming to a halt".

The officers found the van stationary against a barrier on the hard shoulder and the driver admitted he had taken ketamine.

He was arrested and a search of his vehicle recovered perforated cardboard sheets of LSD deals on the sun visor and inside a sports bag on the back seat.

Some of the LSD squares that were seized

A small bag containing a quantity of ketamine was also seized from the front passenger footwell.

His home address was searched and more LSD deals were found along with around £2,000 in cash hidden inside a bottle.

Supple, of Upper Street, Leeds, Maidstone was later charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, possession of class B drugs and acquiring criminal property, namely the seized cash.

He pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court and yesterday (June 23) the 31-year-old was sentenced to four years and six months in prison.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Tony Hatcher of Tonbridge CID said: "In total, our officers seized 12,342 LSD deals with an estimated street value of almost £21,000.

"This is a significant quantity of class A drugs and it is only right Supple is now serving a prison sentence.

"It is wrong that drug dealers profit from their criminality and we will be seeking confiscation of the cash seized on the search of his home address."

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