Dealer found with drugs in a sock after vehicle stop in Brighton
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A man who was seen acting suspiciously in Brighton has been jailed for drug dealing after he was stopped by officers.
Rostislav Georgiev was seen by a member of the public who saw him handing over packages to others at Phoenix Place near The Level shortly after 10pm on August 4.
He was driving a silver Peugeot hire car which was reported to the police.
Officers then tracked the vehicle and stopped the 28-year-old driver in nearby Baker Street. Georgiev told officers he was in possession of drugs.
After a search, they found 21 separate deal bags inside a sock in his pocket.
The bags contained cocaine and were seized. Police also found about £1,000 in cash which was also seized.
Georgiev, of no fixed address, was charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
At Lewes Crown Court on September 9 he admitted the charge and was sentenced to two years and eight months in custody.
Investigator Rose Horan said: “Officers responded swiftly to information given to us by a member of the public concerned about drug dealing.
“They were able to quickly stop and detain Georgiev, and stop him from supplying class A drugs."
If you have concerns about drug dealing, crime or antisocial behaviour in your area, please inform us by reporting online or call 101. In an emergency call 999.