Elderly man sentenced to more than four years for drug offence

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A man has been sentenced to four years and three months for a drug offence following warrants carried out in Milton Keynes in September.

Munir El-Qawas, 61, of Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes pleaded guilty on October 10 to possession with intent to supply of class A drugs (cocaine) at Aylesbury Crown Court.

El-Qawas was sentenced on Monday to four years and three months’ imprisonment at the same court.

He was charged and arrested in September following two Misuse of Drugs Act warrants executed on the same day, at two of his addresses, his home address on Melton, Stantonbury and his temporary address located in Central Milton Keynes.

El-Qawas was arrested from the temporary address due to a significant quantity of high purity cocaine and heroin being recovered.

Also found in the address were a large quantity of cash, electronic scales and other paraphernalia related to drug supply.

He was remanded in custody.

Investigating officer PC Steve Morgan-Russell of Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am pleased that El-Qawas has received a significant custodial sentence.

“The fact that he entered an early guilty plea at court goes to show that the evidence against him was overwhelming.

“The quantity and purity of the drugs recovered as a result of the warrants was a substantial find by the officers involved and demonstrates the continued efforts by Thames Valley Police in combatting the shattering effect of illegal drugs on our community.

“If you have any information regarding the use or supply of illegal drugs, I urge you to contact the police on 101.”