A MAN who was arrested after police found bags containing more than 30g of cocaine in a bedroom during a raid in Colchester is facing a jail term.

Jurors at Ipswich Crown Court took an hour to find 25-year-old Savalas Rous, of Harwich, guilty of being concerned in the supply of cocaine between March 27 and April 21 2020. 

He had denied the charge.

Recorder Emma Nash adjourned sentence until November 7 and remanded Rous in custody.

During his trial the court heard Rous, of Talbot Street, was in bed with a woman when police entered a property in Victoria Mews, Colchester in April 2020.

Officers found three bags containing a total of 30g of cocaine in a metal tin in the bedroom as well as £410 cash in a training shoe, £80 cash in a shoebox and a further £20 cash in a jacket.

In a second bedroom, which was used by another man who has admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply, police found a bag of white powder containing 6.75g of cocaine in a bedside cabinet.

The court heard the woman who was in bed with Rous had admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine and cannabis.

The court also heard Rous has two previous convictions for possessing cocaine with intent to supply cocaine in 2017 and 2018.

Sacha Bailey for Rous said he had two young children and his life had moved on considerably since his arrest.

She said there had been a significant delay in the case coming before the court which was not the defendant’s fault.