Southport ‘grafting’ Cab driver jailed January 25th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Mr John Freeman was caught grafting from his taxi and was sentenced to three years in prison today. Crown Court heard that Freeman had got into the trade to pay off the £1,000 Christmas debt he racked up. The Court heard that police had been informed that Freeman was selling drugs. In the early hours of February 7 last year officers saw him driving a silver Vauxhall Vectra and followed it around until it stopped outside his home in Duke Street. Freeman admitted cocaine having bags of cocaine worth £228 on him. Police then searched him and discovered £3,145 cash and three mobile phones, said Nigel Beeson, prosecuting. Police also found a plastic case he had thrown on the floor. This was found to contain a further 58 wraps of the drug with a street value of £1,600. 38-year-old Freeman pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply. John Freeman was then sentenced to three years in prison. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!