A man has been jailed after he was found in possession of Class A drugs.

Scott Anthony, 26, of Monica Close, Watford, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday, September 6, following a trial at St Albans Crown Court.

Police said his vehicle was pulled over earlier this year (March 9) around 11.50pm in Hempstead Road, Watford, following intelligence to suggest it was involved in the supply of drugs.

On speaking to Anthony, police noticed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

While conducting a search, police found four small wraps of cocaine.

Anthony then attempted to make off but was detained and arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

An investigation was carried out by the Constabulary’s Case Investigation Team (CIT), which involved phone work and analysis.

Anthony was later charged and remanded following the supporting evidence that had been gathered. He was found guilty by unanimous verdict on Thursday, September 5.

Detective Constable Ben Dransfield, who led the investigation, said: “This is a fantastic result, especially considering a relatively small amount of Class A was found during the initial stop.

“However, the hard work put into the investigations around Anthony’s phone enabled us to seal a conviction and custodial sentence.”

He continued: “Drug use and supply can have a huge impact on local communities as it often leads to more violent crime. We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in Hertfordshire and will continue to crack down on those involved.”

Anyone with information about drug supply or drug crime, can report it online at herts.police.uk/report, or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, anyone can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.