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Loaded revolver found at drug dealer’s Nottingham home

A drug dealer has been jailed after police found items relating to drug supply following a vehicle stop and later found a gun in his home.

Jamie Hannis was arrested and searched after officers stopped a car suspected as being linked to drug supply in Blenheim Lane, Bulwell.

A carrier bag containing deal bags of cannabis was recovered from the vehicle along with wraps of suspected Class A drugs and a quantity of cash.

Jamie Hannis IMG

The 23-year-old was also found to have hidden two burner phones and a wrap of drugs in his underwear following the stop on 31 August 2021.

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When officers searched his home address in Borrowash, Derbyshire, they found a bag which contained a loaded revolver. They also seized three large rocks of suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Hannis went on to plead guilty to charges of possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of ammunition, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Gun pic

He was jailed for six years and four months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Tuesday (11 October 2022).

Detective Sergeant Andy Buxton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to diligent work in this case a working gun was recovered and destroyed, which will no longer be available to criminals, and an offender has been put behind bars.

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“The evidence we uncovered made it clear Hannis was involved in peddling illegal drugs. We know the terrible impact this type of criminality has on people’s lives and that’s why we remain committed to keeping the pressure on criminals like Hannis who aim to profit from other people’s misery.

“I hope this case serves as a warning to others causing harm in our communities that we will relentlessly pursue them, we will leave no stone unturned to catch them and they will be made to face the consequences of their actions.”

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