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Man jailed after officers find drugs and knife following stop and search in Yeovil

Lewis Delbridge Coombes

A 34-year-old man who was found with class A drugs after being stopped by officers in Yeovil has received a prison sentence.

Lewis Delbridge Coombes, of no fixed address, was jailed for 26-weeks at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (11 July) after admitting two charges of possession of class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) and possession of a bladed article (knife). He also admitted seven breaches of a Community Protection Notice.

Coombes was stopped after officers were called to reports of a disorder in Eastland Road, Yeovil, on Sunday 10 July.

Officers found the class A drugs and a knife tucked into the back of his waistband.

PC Adam Marsden, of the Yeovil Neighbourhood Policing team, said: “This is a positive result for our communities as it’s taken a quantity of class A drugs and a weapon off the streets of Yeovil.

“We’ll continue targeting those committing drug offences, and we continue to need the public’s help in providing us with information so we can tackle drug crime effectively and break the cycle of offending.”