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A man found to be in possession of cocaine and suspected to be involved in a drugs gang acquitted thanks to expert lawyering.

Following a police investigation, Stuart Miller Solicitors’ client Mr S was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, namely cocaine, possession of criminal property as well as a collection of driving offences, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, using a motor vehicle on a without third party insurance and using a mobile phone whilst driving a motor vehicle on a road.

Our client Mr S was arrested in his car at a petrol station in Wood Green along with another co-defendant.

Mr S had met up with the co-defendant to return money to him that he had borrowed to pay for his daughter’s birthday present. Upon his arrest he was found to be in possession of a wrap of cocaine and was subsequently arrested and charged, along with two co-defendants. Further blocks of cocaine and evidence of a “Drugs line” were found in the possession of Mr S’ co-defendants.

Mr S instructed Stuart Miller Solicitors that he had no knowledge of his alleged co-defendant – the main suspect in being concerned in the supply of class A drugs – who was an associate of his friend that he was returning borrowed money to.

Mr S plead guilty to the charge of possession of class A drugs, cocaine, and was fined £50.

In order to prove Mr S’ innocence in the charge of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, namely cocaine, Stuart Miller Solicitors enlisted the expertise of a Fingerprint Expert to prove that Mr S was never in possession of the blocks of cocaine found on the scene at the time of his arrest.

The case was brought to Wood Green Crown Court, where Mr S was represented by Michael Latham of Furnival Chambers, instructed by Mr S’ Stuart Miller Solicitor Sophie Lalaoui.

The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence for the charge of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs as well as the charge possession of Criminal Property. No action was taken in relation to the driving offences Mr S was charged with.




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