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Drug dealers jailed after being disturbed by house raid

Two heroin and crack cocaine dealers were inadvertently snared by police while they were carrying out a house raid.

Jamie McElvaney and Greg Emakpor were inside a house in Sneinton Boulevard, Sneinton, when they were surprised by officers.

Police had been executing a warrant at the address after receiving reports of violence and other criminal activity when they ran into the duo.

At that point, a search was carried out of the house, which quickly led to more than 30 wraps of drugs being discovered that were later identified as a mix of heroin and crack cocaine deals.

Thousands of pounds in cash was also found in a room where Emakpor had been sleeping, while a phone was discovered during the raid on 11 January that contained multiple messages referencing the supply of drugs.

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The messages showed the drugs as being supplied from 3 January 2023 until the day of the warrant, with discussions between two people – later found to be Emakpor and McElvaney – focusing on the cash raised from drug sales and their plans to sell more.

Emakpor, 18, and McElvaney, 37, were both charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs – charges they both later pleaded guilty to in court.

McElvaney also admitted to breaching a non-molestation order, ahead of the pair’s sentencing at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (25 August).

Emakpor, of Cornmill Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was sentenced to two years and three months, while McElvaney, of Bridgeway Court, The Meadows, was jailed for two years and two months and handed an indefinite restraining order.

Detective Sergeant Mark Kimberley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As McElvaney and Emakpor have both found out to their costs, the supply of Class A drugs is an extremely serious offence that brings with it serious consequences.

“Illicit substances like heroin and crack cocaine literally ruin people’s lives by putting users of these drugs on a negative path that many of them struggle to ever get off.

“By making the conscious decision to sell these drugs in our communities for financial gain, both McElvaney and Emakpor will have been very aware that what they were doing was wrong and the damage it could cause.

“Despite this, they still pressed on and did it anyway, so we’re pleased to see that both have now been punished for their crimes and we hope they use the sentences passed to better themselves going forward.”

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