Nottingham man jailed for drug offences

Nottingham Crown Court
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A man has been jailed for five years, seven months for drug dealing in Nottinghamshire.

Ashley Knight, 26, formerly of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday 3 April 2017) having pleaded guilty to two charges of having Class A drugs with intent to supply.

He was arrested on Thursday 9 February when plain clothes officers caught him making an exchange with a well known drug dealer. During the stop and search, officers recovered 22 individual wraps of crack cocaine and 29 of heroin from him as well as more than £850 in cash.

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PC Tom Andrews, who led the investigation said: “This is an example of how the targeted use of stop and search is hugely beneficial to communities. In this case undercover officers worked with the local beat team using police intelligence to target those causing serious harm to the Sneinton community and we have been able to get these illegal drugs and money off the streets. Class A drugs ruin lives and fuel all manner of criminality so we are pleased with this result and will continue to crackdown on illegal drug use in Nottinghamshire.”

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If you have any information about drug dealing or any other crimes, please report it to 101. You can also contact CrimeStoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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