Bristol man jailed for supplying drugs during lockdown

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Ashhad Kalwatar admitted supplying cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine and cannabis

A man has been jailed for a total of four years and eight months for drug offences.

Ashhad Kalwatar, 26, of Wells Road, Bristol, admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), ketamine and cannabis between August 2020 and January 2021.

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The case came after Kalwatar was stopped by officers on Armada Place, Kingsdown, Bristol, on 22 January 2021 - while the country was in lockdown due to the Covid pandemic.

Officers were carrying out an operation to target on-street drug dealing in response to information from the community.

A search found a significant amount of high-purity cocaine - more than 41g - as well as 246g of cannabis in his vehicle.

Further investigation linked Kalwatar to the supply of a range of drugs over the six months leading up to his arrest.

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