Kendal Calling drug dealer jailed for two-and-a-half years



A man from Accrington who supplied drugs at a Cumbrian music festival has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

 
Lee Clayton, aged 46, of Juniper Court, Accrington, was today (24th May) sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for supplying Class A and B drugs.
 
Clayton was sentenced for offences committed during last year’s Kendal Calling music festival.
 
Officers searched him following suspicious activity at the festival.  They recovered MDMA, cannabis, two mobile phones and over £800 in cash. Further enquires led officers to Clayton’s Camper Van where £10,000 in cash was seized along with a significant amount of drugs.
 
Drugs seized in this case include cocaine, MDMA, ketamine, LSD and cannabis worth a value of over £6,500.
 
The court also make an order for the forfeiture of £9,757.
 
A spokesperson for the South Cumbria Drug Squad said:
 
“Today’s sentencing is a timely reminder to those who believe they can deal drugs at festivals and other events in Cumbria.
 
“At Kendal Calling we worked closely with event organisers and security teams to ensure the safety of festival-goers. We will continue to work closely in order to prevent drug supply at such festivals and we will robustly deal with those who commit offences.
 
“As part of preventative work, amnesty bins are clearly located at the entrance to the festival site where those carrying illegal drugs are encouraged to place these substances before entering. As well as the entrance bins there are clearly marked amnesty areas within the site and dogs that specialise in drug-scanning are used throughout the event. Clayton clearly ignored this and is now facing the consequences.
 
“We are pleased that Clayton will now serve time for his offences.”
 
Anyone with information on the supply of drugs is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also speak directly to a police officer or PCSO as well attending your nearest front counter police station.
 
For more information on how Cumbria Constabulary clean up communities by tackling drug supply please visit: www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Personal-Safety/Campaigns/Cleaning-up-communities.aspx.    

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