A COCAINE dealer has been jailed after being found in possession of Class A drugs.

Tauland Volaj was arrested after he was stopped driving a vehicle believed to be linked to drugs in Marine Parade, Worthing.

Police found two mobile phones and cash in his possession. After bringing in sniffer dogs they found seven bags containing three grams of cocaine, a Class A drug.

The bags were hidden inside the centre console of the car.

In a subsequent search of Volaj's address in Kithurst Crescent, Goring, officers found a further £4,000 and 16 grams of cocaine in various containers.

Volaj was arrested in the early hours of December 28 in 2019. He was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and was later convicted.

The Argus: Cocaine was found at Tauland Volaj's address in GoringCocaine was found at Tauland Volaj's address in Goring

On Monday at Lewes Crown Court, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Paul Tonks said: "The production and distribution of illegal drugs can cause significant harm to communities, and it will not be tolerated in Sussex.

"The sentence imposed by the courts reflects this.

"Our officers will continue to proactively patrol the county in order to crack down on those who misuse our roads to carry out offences and to keep everyone safe."

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