A SUBSTANTIAL amount of drugs have been removed from the streets following the jailing of dealer Joseph Woolcock.

He was jailed for 25 months at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, May 28.

Woolcock, 29, of Carter Street, Sandown, admitted possession with intent to supply a Class B drug on September 3, 2020.

He had been caught by police on the M3 motorway, with drugs worth tens of thousands of pounds in the boot.

DC Sophie Crathern, who led the investigation, told the County Press after the court case: “Woolcock was stopped by the Roads Policing Team heading southbound on the M3, and a large holdall was located in the boot of the vehicle containing just over ten kilos of cannabis.

“He made a number of admissions at the roadside and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

“During the transport run back to custody, Woolcock continued to make disclosures to the police about the drugs located.

"A drug expert witness valued the cannabis at approximately £50,000 to £70,000 with messages on Woolcock’s phone also indicating he was supplying cannabis.

“When he appeared in court, he admitted the offences at the earliest opportunity and I am pleased that this case has now concluded, and a substantial amount of drugs have been taken off the streets.”