Police stopped car and found cocaine wraps

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Drugs have blighted Kevin Tiltman’s life since he was 20 and now they have cost him his freedom.

Luton Crown Court heard how, on October 8 last year in Sundon Road, Houghton Regis, police saw the Leighton Buzzard man behind the wheel of a car that drifted into the wrong lane on four occasions.

His shoddy driving led to his car colliding with another vehicle and officers pulled him up.

Three of the tyres on his car were found to be defective and, inside the vehicle, officers discovered a small amount of cocaine.

Charged with dangerous driving and possessing a Class A drug, Tiltman, 37, of Carron Close, was granted bail.

But then on November 5 on the M1, officers again pulled him up over his driving.

This time he had been driving his car too close to a vehicle in front as he headed south down the motorway at Toddington Services.

And, on this occasion, police found 19 wraps of cocaine in his car along with nine wraps of heroin and some cash.

As a result, Tiltman was charged with possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

The court was told on Friday that Tiltman had a long-standing addiction to drugs that went back to when he was 20 and his mother had suddenly died, aged 41,from a brain haemorrhage.

Recorder Timothy Clark was told that Tiltman now plans to move out of the area once he has completed his sentence to make a new life for himself.

Passing sentence, the Recorder told Tiltman the drugs found on him had clearly been for street dealing and he jailed him for a total of 34 months.