A MAN has been jailed for 33 months after being stopped on the M6 in Cumbria with thousands of pounds worth of drugs.

Barry Simmons, 40, of Winifred Road, Liverpool pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for possession with intent to supply class B drugs cannabis resin and amphetamine.

The court heard how officers stopped Simmons’ vehicle on the M6 northbound near Tebay on August 15 this year.

Upon searching the vehicle, police seized 10kg of Amphetamine with a street value of over £100,000 and 2kgs of Cannabis resin with a street value of approximately £10,000-£20,000.

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He was arrested and taken to Kendal Police Station.

The seizure formed part of Operation Alliance – Cumbria Constabulary’s ongoing response to protect the county against serious and organised crime.

Detective Inspector Jamie Eaton said: “Simmons was carrying a significant quantity of drugs when officers stopped his vehicle.

“Today’s result shows the consequences that face those who travel into the county with the intent to supply drugs.

“We will continue to take robust action to target organised criminality in Cumbria and will pursue those involved at every level to ensure offenders are brought to justice”.