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

The Medical

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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