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Drug dealer who tried to get in car with woman inside is jailed

A drug dealer was chased down by police after a suspicious car was spotted.

Kyle Buchanan-Duffus, 21, was jailed for five-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to a string of drug-related charges in connection with two incidents in Stapleford and a third in Radford.

On 28 May 2022 patrolling officers in Radford followed a Peugeot 607.

After the car came to a stop Buchanan-Duffus made a run for it, sprinting down an alleyway along the back of gardens on Wimborne Road.

Shortly after Buchanan-Duffus was seen emerging from the back garden of an address in Alfreton Road before jumping into another garden. He then made his way to a locked electrical site nearby where he was detained, searched and arrested by officers following a foot chase.

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He was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash, mobile phones and a ball of cling film – the contents of which tested positive for cocaine and opiates.

A search of the area where Buchanan-Duffus was briefly hiding before his arrest resulted in a freshly-discarded bag being found which contained another ball of brown and white powder – revealed to be cocaine and opiates.

On 10 May 2021, Buchanan-Duffus again tried to run away from officers after they stopped a car in Stapleford.

He discarded a bag in a garden before he was quickly caught up and arrested. The bag contained wraps of suspected Class A drugs and some scales.

Officers subsequently searched an address linked to Buchanan-Duffus where they seized further wraps of brown and white powder, scales, mobile phones and SIM cards.

Buchanan-Duffus, of Nottingham, was also found to be in possession of cocaine after police attended a disturbance at an address in Peatfield Road, Stapleford, on 9 November 2021.

Witnesses described seeing him ‘running around making very strange noises’.

During the incident, Buchanan-Duffus ran at a car with a woman driver inside. He banged at the car before reaching in through an open window, punching her in the face and grabbing at her arm.

He then ran off and approached another car with a woman driver inside. He tried to get in but it was locked. He then started to kick the vehicle repeatedly, causing damage.

Buchanan-Duffus pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, assault by beating, failing to surrender and two counts of criminal damage relating to this incident.

He also pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin in relation to the other incidents.

He was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (4 January 2023).

Inspector Ben Lawrence, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“While these incidents clearly highlight the value of proactive policing that goes on in neighbourhoods across the county every day to tackle issues such as drug supply, they also show Buchanan-Duffus really didn’t learn his lesson.

“Thanks to some good old-fashioned policing he is now behind bars where he has plenty of time to think about the error of his ways.

“Drug dealing is a serious offence and is often linked to violence, weapon offences and acquisitive crime and we are determined to root out drug dealers from our communities.

“With Buchanan-Duffus now in custody that’s one less dealer blighting our neighbourhoods.

“If you are aware of drug dealing or suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please call us on 101 and we will take action.”

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