Man stopped with £54k drugs money sentenced

Man stopped with £54k drugs money sentenced

A man who delivered one kilo of cocaine from London to Bristol and was stopped on his return journey with £54,000 cash in his car has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison.

Declan Topping, 24, from Eatock Way in Bolton, was arrested by officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) in January and pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to supply cocaine and possessing criminal property. 

He was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Friday (September 11), where a confiscation order was also made for the £54,030 cash seized as well as Topping’s car.   

The Bristol-based recipient of the cocaine was sentenced to six years in prison earlier this year.