A drug dealer has been jailed for seven years and six months after his mobile phone records gave away his involvement in supplying heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis.
Officers searched the home of 23-year-old Donte Grant and discovered small amounts of heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, MDMA and cannabis, as well as numerous mobile phones and cash in £580 and £205 wads in his bedroom.
Officers also found bundles of small self-seal bags, electronic scales and knives covered in traces of cocaine and heroin while executing the warrant in Berridge Road West, Hyson Green, on 24 April 2017.
Examinations of Grant’s phones contained records of numerous incoming and outgoing texts that showed his involvement in the supply of heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine and cannabis.
Grant was also arrested after trying to run away from officers in Croydon Road, Radford, on 3 May 2016. Officers had followed a Volkswagen Golf to that location after witnessing what appeared to be a drug deal in Kennington Road, Wollaton.
When officers searched the vehicle they found a quantity of cannabis, cash and four mobile phones. Examinations of the phones indicated Grant was involved in the supply of heroin, cocaine and cannabis.
Grant denied the offences but following a trial at Derby Crown Court he was convicted on 17 August of being concerned in the supply of both heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to supply cannabis in 2016, and possession with intent to supply heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis in 2017. He was also convicted of possession of criminal property (cash). He was sentenced today at Derby Crown Court (Tuesday 28 August).
Detective Constable Steve Fenyn, who led the investigation, said: “Although Grant tried to claim he had the drugs for his own personal use we were able to prove from his mobile phone records that he was dealing them and controlling other street dealers.
“Drugs cause misery and lead to further criminality including theft, burglary and gang related violent crime so we are absolutely committed to taking dealers off the streets.”