A 31-YEAR-OLD man who was found with £10,000 in cash and crack cocaine worth more than £16,000 was jailed for three years today.

Winston Freeburn, right, of Lobelia Road, in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was sentenced at the city’s crown court after earlier admitting a charge of possessing controlled drugs with intent to supply.

Matthew Corrie, prosecuting, told the court police raided Freeburn’s sister’s house in Alice Smith Square, Littlemore, on June 26. Under a bed they found a safe containing 216 grams of crack cocaine, £10,000 in cash and a driving licence and passport in the defendant’s name.

His DNA was found on the drugs’ packaging. Mr Corrie said the drugs had a total street value of £16,085.

The court heard Freeburn’s guilty plea was made on the basis he was only looking after the drugs and money for a friend and was not going to benefit financially from it.

The Crown Prosecution Service had earlier accepted this plea, although Freeburn refused to name the owner of the drugs and cash.

Judge Anthony King jailed Freeburn, who came to Britain from Jamaica in 2002, for three years and recommended he should be deported after serving his sentence.

Magistrates made an order for the seizure of the money at an earlier hearing.