Newton Abbot man jailed for having 58 stun guns
A Newton Abbot man has been jailed for helping a drug trafficker transport 58 stun guns with twice the power of police Tasers.
Charlie Small, 32, has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for helping his friend David Morrison.
Exeter Crown Court was told today that Small was used as a decoy to help transport a bag weighing 30 to 40lbs and containing stun guns disguised as mobile phones.
Judge Philip Wassell said stun guns of this sort were used as enforcement weapons by drug dealers.
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The judge accepted that Small had only played this minor part in a much larger drug trafficking ring headed by his friend Morrison who has yet to be sentenced.
But he rejected the defendant's argument that he did not know illegal property to do with the drugs trade was inside the bag.
Small, of Sandringham Road, admitted possessing the stun guns on June 6, 2011.