A drug dealer who was found in possession of a stun gun and class A drugs has been jailed following intervention by the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.
Lewis Jay Davis, 25, was arrested in a pub car park on 10 July 2020. He was found in possession of 11 wraps of cocaine, a cannabis bud, a stun gun and more than £200 in cash.
When the police searched his home address they recovered more than £7,000 in cash, as well as bags of MDMA and two further stun guns.
Davis received a deferred sentence on 25 September 2020 at Bournemouth Crown Court. Following a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, on 2 December the sentence was found to be unduly lenient and has been increased to 3 years’ imprisonment, minus 37 days Davis spent on qualifying curfew.
Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:
Davis dealt class A drugs and was found in possession of dangerous weapons. It is right that the Court of Appeal has given him a custodial sentence today.