A MAN pulled over in his aunt's Mercedes during a random stop was caught with 250 grams of cocaine.

Oliver James Morgan was pulled over by police in Clovelly Road, Southampton, a court heard.

Prosecution barrister, Wesley Potterton told that the officers could smell cannabis during the incident on February 27, 2019.

But when they ran a drugs test, Morgan, 28 gave a positive result for cocaine.

After searching Morgan and the car they found 250 grams of cocaine with a purity of 78 per cent and "various drug paraphernalia".

Daily Echo: Oliver Morgan

A further 20 grams of cocaine were found at his bedroom in Albury Close, Hampton, Greater London, along with 12 grams of heroin.

Morgan was also found in possession of £3,918 in cash.

Mr Potterton said that the street value of the drugs was estimated at £28,290.

Morgan appeared before Southampton Crown Court on Thursday charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled Class A drug, and a single count of possessing criminal properly - cash.

He previously pleaded guilty on the basis he had been trying to pay off a drug debt, however, had moved onto supplying drugs for financial gain.

His only previous conviction is for driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop in 2014.

Defence barrister, James Scobie QC cited his client's upbringing, his father's poor health and how he had been impacted by his parent's divorce.

Daily Echo: Clovelly Road, Southampton

He mentioned references from friends and associates which touched upon Morgan's charity work and that his offending had been out of character.

Mr Scobie also argued that it had taken considerable time for the case to enter the justice system.

Mr Recorder Charles Langley jailed him for 30 months.

He will be released on licence.