Nailsea drug dealer sentenced after police raid uncovers cocaine and thousands of pounds in cash

Charlie Godsell was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court.

Charlie Godsell was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A Nailsea drug dealer will not face prison unless he re-offends despite police finding large amounts of cocaine at his home, a Bristol Crown Court judge has ruled.

Charlie Godsell, aged 25, was given a suspended sentence and ordered to adhere to a curfew.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary swooped to search his North Street home in October and found almost £4,500-worth of high-potency cocaine and diazepam. Cash, believed to be gained through dealing, totalling £2,685, was also seized by officers.

Sergeant Mark Raby said: “We received an awful lot of intelligence regarding Mr Godsell suspected drug dealing. I hope this reassures residents we do listen and we do take action.

“The community made it clear they didn’t want drug dealing in their neighbourhood. We won’t tolerate it. Please keep coming forward with intelligence like this.”

Godsell was given a two-year suspended sentence, a three-month curfew, a rehabilitation order and ordered to forfeit the cash found, plus pay court costs of £290.

Sgt Raby added: “I hope this outcome will make Mr Godsell think carefully about his behaviour going forwards, and help to break his pattern of offending.

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“We won’t tolerate drug dealing in our communities.

“There is support for people with addiction, and we work closely with our partners to help those who wish to break their habit.”