Man sentenced to 40 months imprisonment on Class A drugs charges
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A man found in possession of wraps of heroin and crack cocaine by police officers in Northampton has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Connor Baxter Eagers, aged 20, was stopped in Foskitt Court South, in Little Billing, on July 21 this year, and a search made under the Misuse of Drugs Act found he was carrying 76 wraps of heroin, a quantity of crack cocaine, and a ‘burner’ phone.
A subsequent search of his home in Allard Close, Northampton, uncovered a small amount of cash, two further phones and several lists of phone numbers.
Eagers was charged with one count of possession of diamorphine (heroin) with intent to supply, and one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply.
He entered guilty pleas to both charges at Northampton Magistrates Court on July 22, and was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing.
On September 1 he appeared at Northampton Crown Court and was sentenced to a total of 40 months in custody for the offences.
Eagers had been on licence following a previous conviction in July 2022 on three counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, for which he was given a 35-month sentence.
He will now serve the remainder of this sentence in addition to the 40-month sentence.
Speaking afterwards, investigating officer DC Kieran Russ, of CID West, said: “From street level deals to those orchestrating wholesale supply, tackling drug harm is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police.
“The drugs and phone seized from Connor Eagers when officers stopped him clearly demonstrated his role in the supply of Class A drugs in and around Northampton, and I’m pleased he chose to admit his guilt and save the expense of a trial.
“This sentence demonstrates that drug supply offences are taken seriously by both police and the courts and if you choose to go down this path, you should expect serious repercussions.”