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Marlborough cocaine dealer is jailed for two years
1:02pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
A MAN who allowed cocaine to “rule his life” has been jailed for two years and three months after he was found to be dealing in the drug.
Marc Sanchez, who was caught after he was stopped for speeding, had lost his relationship, friends, family and job as a result of his addiction to the class A drug.
And as he struggled to seek out his next fix, the 23-year-oid started selling cocaine to other users to subsidise his own habit.
Tessa Hingston, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court police stopped his car in Marlborough Road on June 11 last year. They found a bag of cocaine and £211.50 in cash. At his home they found electronic scales and tablets and his mobile phone had evidence of dealing.
Miss Hingston said police found 10 grams of cocaine with a purity of 88 per cent, worth about £800.
Sanchez, of Wexcombe, Marlborough, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of cannabis and diazepam.
Alex Daymond, defending, said: “He has said that his addiction for a long time clearly took over his life. It destroyed his relationships with friends, with family and his employers.”
He said he is reconciled with his family, off drugs, and has found employers who will keep his job open for him.