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Drug dealer sentenced after scales and dealer list found during search of home

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A 22-year-old drug dealer has been sentenced after a set of scales and a phone was hidden under the floorboards and cannabis and mamba were seized.

Officers also found a dealer list, as well as other drug paraphernalia at the home in Kirkby in Ashfield during a warrant.

Liam Westwood, of Millers Way, was found guilty of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and sentenced to nine months, suspended for two years, at Nottingham Crown Court.

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The charges relate to a warrant being executed by officers on Millers Way on 20 April 2018 where drugs, two phones and cash were seized.

Officers conducted a search of the house and found a set of scales and a phone concealed under the floor, as well as deal bags, between £3-400 in cash and a dealer list.

Several cylindrical packages, believed to be compressed drugs were also found inside the property along with other drugs paraphernalia, including a six-tonne workshop hydraulic press (pictured).

Police Constable David Williamson led the investigation. He said: “We received intelligence that the house smelt of cannabis and there were a lot of visitors to the address on a daily basis.

“This continued for several weeks and officers worked closely with the local beat manager.

“A warrant was carried out by the Neighbourhood Support Unit and an arrest was made.

“Drug crime can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and Nottinghamshire Police will continue to locate and prosecute those who seek to deal drugs, and ensure they are brought to justice.”

We rely on you to be our eyes and ears to help tackle the problems that drugs cause in our communities. If you believe someone you know may be involved in the dealing or production of drugs, you can let us know by calling our 101 non-emergency number.

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