A man who was found to have 79 bags of cocaine at his home has been jailed for 28 months. 

Lachezar Blangev, of no fixed abode, was stopped by officers on patrol in Clapgate Lane in Ipswich on February 3. 

Blangev was detained for a search after police saw messages on his phone which were linked to the supply of drugs. 

Ipswich Star: Lachezar Blangev was stopped in IpswichLachezar Blangev was stopped in Ipswich (Image: Suffolk police)

During the search, a bag containing cocaine and cash were located inside.

Officers traced the 55-year-old to an address in Broadgrass Green, near Elmswell, despite Blangev initially refusing to provide this information.

A search of a caravan unearthed more than £2,000 in cash and 79 bags of cocaine.

Blangev was sentenced to 28 months in jail at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday for being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

He was also sentenced to nine months behind bars for possession of criminal property, which will run concurrently.

The court ordered the forfeiture of £2,890 under Section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.