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CHARGES DENIED: Driver of drug-filled car in St Albans pleads ‘not guilty’

 Published on: 26th November 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

When police saw a BMW moving slowly along a St Albans road late at night with its headlights off, they stopped the driver and found wraps of crack cocaine in the vehicle, a jury heard on Wednesday, November 25.

Not only that, St Albans Crown Court was told that the driver, David Faponmile, had a large kitchen knife with him.

On November 25, 26 year old Londoner, Mr Faponmile went on trial pleading not guilty to possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and having an article with a blade or point in the early hours of February 2, 2018 in Campfield Road, St Albans.

Prosecutor John Carmichael said it was around 2.30am in the morning when two officers who were out of their patrol car, saw the defendant’s car approaching them slowly in Campfield Road without its headlights on.

Mr Carmichael said having been stopped by the police, the officers couldn’t help noticing how nervous he was and was physically shaking.

A search of the car, said the prosecutor, revealed a total of 32 £10 wraps of crack cocaine, the knife and a mobile phone which contained text messages indicative of street dealing.

In addition, Mr Carmichael said, Faponmile of Wyfold House, Wolvercote Road London had £270 on him and he was arrested.

“The crown say he was there to deal and he is a street dealer,” said Mr Carmichael.

Case proceeding

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