A CHIP shop owner who won £2.1m on the Lottery after being arrested for drugs offences has been jailed for nine months.
Police found amphetamines, cannabis and cocaine when they raided Surinder Singh's flat and restaurant in Ashford, Kent, in December, 2003.
Dominic Webber, defending Singh, 53, told Maidstone Crown Court that because his client had subsequently won millions on the lottery he was unlikely to re-offend, and should not be jailed.
Singh admitted four counts of possessing a total of 111 grams of cannabis with intent to supply, one count of possessing cocaine with intent to supply, and one count of possessing 70 grams of amphetamine with intent to supply at a hearing last month.
Singh was described in court as "an habitual drug user".
He was also told to pay back £3,124 he had earned through selling drugs, as well as £1,036 for the prosecution's costs and £12,000 towards his own defence expenditure.