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Guilty verdict for cocaine dealer

A career criminal who accused police officers of ‘stitching’ him up was yesterday convicted of possession with intent to supply more than seven grams of cocaine.

The 49-year old man had suggested that Drug Squad officers had planted the stash of drugs in the pouch behind the driver’s seat of his Mercedes CLK when they stopped him in March of last year.

He further accused officers of deliberately contaminating evidence to ensure his DNA was found on the drug wrappers.

But after a few hours of deliberation a Supreme Court jury delivered a unanimous guilty verdict.

His co-accused, a 29-year old woman was cleared of the same charge as well as simple possession of the same.

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