Yeovil drug dealer sentence increased

A drug dealer who was found in possession of a stun gun and class A drugs has been jailed. There might be nothing unusual in that as a headline. Lewis Jay Davis, 25, was arrested in a pub car park on 10 July 2020. He was found in possession of 11 wraps of cocaine, a cannabis bud, a stun gun and more than £200 in cash.

When the police searched his home address they recovered more than £7,000 in cash, as well as bags of MDMA and two further stun guns.

However when he appeared before Bournemouth Crown Court on 25 September 2020, he was handed a deferred sentence. This would mean he would not have to serve any jail time.

At this point the  Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP, intervened. The case was referred to the Appeal Court. On 2 December the sentence was found to be unduly lenient and has been increased to 3 years’ imprisonment, minus 37 days Davis spent on qualifying curfew.

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