Gravesend man caught with sawn-off shotgun and £134,000 worth of high-purity cocaine and MDMA is jailed
PUBLISHED: 15:52 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:52 01 September 2017
Peter Wenn was jailed on September 1
A drug dealer caught with 97 per cent purity cocaine along with MDMA, ecstasy tablets, cannabis and a sawn-off shotgun has been jailed for more than 12 years.
Peter Wenn, 50, from Northfleet Green in Gravesend, was caught by police after officers spotted him driving away from a home about to be targeted in a police raid on June 8.
His van was pulled over soon after and officers discovered cocaine and cannabis inside, along with weighing scales, a grinder, several small bags and a spoon with powder on.
Days later, police raided a caravan and the property it was based at.
Inside they found a sawn-off shotgun .45 ACP calibre and 22 Flobert handgun cartridges, along with a bag filled with £4,345 in cash.
During the raid, police found 529 grams of cocaine, with purities ranging from 79 per cent and 97 per cent, they also found 889grams of drugs used to cut the class A substance.
A total of 1,890g of MDMA was recovered, with purity levels as high as 93 per cent, 25 ecstasy tables were also found inside Wenn’s caravan.
Police have estimated the street value of the cocaine and MDMA at around £134,000.
Wenn was sentenced to 12 years and eight months at Woolwich Crown Court on Friday, September 1, after admitting to possession with intent to supply cocaine and MDMA.
He also pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing a prohibited firearm, two charges of possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate as well as possessing criminal property and possession of cannabis.
Det Sgt Jason Booth of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate was the case’s investigating officer.
He said: “This is a great result where we have been able to take an organised criminal off the streets, potentially helping to save a lot of lives. We work hard to target organised crime groups and individuals and Wenn was no exception.
“He thought he was above the law and could get away with his crimes but today reinforces that ultimately crime does not pay and that those responsible will be caught and brought to justice.”