Sarah Magill secures six year custody sentence for high level Cumbrian drug dealer

Simon Pipes, described as “a high level drug dealer” was caught with cocaine worth almost £110,000. In addition to the class A drugs, Weapons, high-value cars and luxury watches were also found when police raided Simon Pipes’ home in Cumwhinton, near Carlisle, on 9 January.

Carlisle Crown Court heard the discoveries were made as police searched his home on unrelated matters.

Pipes, 29, of School Road, admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

He also admitted possessing criminal property, namely cash and assets, totalling more than £100,000.

Police found more than half a kilogram of cocaine – some of high purity – in a kitchen drawer.

The case was prosecuted by Sarah Magill who said Pipes was “breaking down and adulterating high purity cocaine to sell on at heavy profit”.

The weapons, she said, were “indicative of someone functioning as a high-level cocaine dealer”.

Judge Nicholas Barker told Pipes: “You were clearly directing and organising others below you. You are clearly selling at a significant scale. You expected substantial financial gain and I find that you received it.”

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