A SPEEDING motorist who was found with drugs wrapped in lottery tickets, a Strepsils tin and a whisky tin has been jailed.

Marion Tomaszewski, formerly of Fetherston Road in Lancing, was charged with possessing cocaine, amphetamine, MDMA and cannabis all with intent to supply, and with possession of a bladed article, possession of cannabis and possession of amphetamines.

He pleaded guilty to the charges at Lewes Crown Court and was sentenced to three years and two months in prison on June 14.

Tomaszewski, 58, was pulled over by police after travelling at excess speed on the A27 in Worthing at around 8.45pm on May 15.

Officers noted a strong smell of cannabis and found a small amount of white powder in his wallet, which was tested as amphetamine, and a lock knife in his trouser pocket.

A further search of his vehicle found him in possession of ten wraps of cocaine wrapped in lottery tickets, seven wraps of amphetamines in an old Strepsils tin, seven bags of cannabis in an old whisky tin, 19 MDMA pills and a green tin containing five cannabis joints.

The Argus: Drugs were found in Tomaszewski's vehicle in an old Stepsils tinDrugs were found in Tomaszewski's vehicle in an old Stepsils tin

Officers also seized “burner” mobile phones that Tomaszewski used to make drug deals.

Lewes Crown Court also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of all the drugs and the mobile phone seized by the officers and ordered him to pay a £190 victim surcharge.

A spokesman for the Specialist Enforcement Unit: “This result shows our determination to disrupt the supply of drugs on the roads in Sussex.

“Tomaszewski’s lucky number was up when we found the drugs he had stashed in unused lottery tickets and other tins.

“We have stopped him from selling a variety of class A and class B drugs that cause harm to our communities.

“He can now think about the impact his drug-dealing has and whether it was worth it while he serves his prison sentence.”