Brighton man jailed for seven years for having gun and drugs

Posted On 03 Apr 2012 at 2:46 am

A Brighton man has been jailed for seven years for firearms and drugs offences.

Colin Priske, 50, of Lewes Road, Brighton, was sentenced to five years in prison for having a prohibited firearm.

He was jailed for two years to run consecutively for having amphetamine with intent to supply and two years concurrently for having shotgun ammunition.

Colin Priske

On Monday 1 August last year officers from the Sussex Police Tactical Firearms Unit, supported by detectives, executed a warrant at Priske’s address in Lewes Road, Brighton.

Officers found a sawn-off shotgun with 25 live shotgun cartridges and 888 grams of amphetamine paste with a potential estimated street value of £8,000.

Priske was in the flat at the time and was arrested.He was sentenced on Thursday (29 March) at Hove Crown Court.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “This case shows that the courts take a very serious view of offences involving firearms.”

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