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Drug-dealer jailed after caught during a police car stop in Sneinton

A Nottingham drug dealer has been jailed after he was caught red-handed by the police.

Zharnel Loftman-Bonner, aged 22, was found in possession of cocaine when he was pulled over in his car.

The nine individual deal bags were found during a search by officers after they stopped him near his home in Bendigo Lane, Sneinton, on Saturday 14 August last year.

He had been attempting to pass the packages down his left trouser leg when they were discovered.

Around £2,000 in cash was later found during a search of his bedroom.

Loftman-Bonner declined to answer any questions during his police interview but later admitted to a charge of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

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Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday he was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Detective Constable Chelsea Levers said: “Loftman-Bonner was pulled over in a targeted stop and it didn’t take officers long to have their suspicions confirmed.

“He was caught in possession of a significant quantity of drugs that he was clearly preparing to sell.

“Further evidence uncovered made it very clear that he was involved in dealing drugs, leaving him with little choice but to admit to his offending.

“Illegal drugs have a terrible impact on our communities and we are determined to keep up the pressure on criminals like Loftman-Bonner who profit from their sale.

“We are taking the fight to drug dealers every single day – targeting them on the streets and even in their own homes.

“I hope this case serves as a warning others about the potential consequences of their actions.”

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