Nottingham man jailed for drug offences and assaulting a police officer

Nottingham Crown Court ©
Nottingham Crown Court ©

After pleading guilty to the charges, 34-year-old Aivaras Gureckis formerly of Hornbuckle Court, Radford, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on 4 December to a total of three years and seven months in prison for; possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and two counts of assaulting a police officer.  

On 2 March 2017 Gureckis was stopped in car by officers from the force’s pro-active Knife Crime Team and immediately ran off. Whilst being detained he assaulted two officers by elbowing and punching them.

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He was found to be in possession of 30 street deals of heroin and 30 wraps of crack cocaine. Two other bags containing a further 30 deals of each were recovered from underneath Gureckis’ car where he had thrown them whilst running off. The drugs had a potential street value of £1800.

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PC Tom Andrews, of the Knife Crime Team who arrested Gureckis said “The sentence for possessing these class A drugs with intent to supply sends a strong, clear message that drug supply will not be tolerated in Nottingham.

“These drugs, which ruin lives and were clearly intended for sale on the streets of Nottingham, have now been removed from circulation.

“I am also pleased to see that the court imposed a month’s consecutive imprisonment for the assaults on my colleague and I, showing that assaults on officers whilst undertaking their lawful duty will not be tolerated.”

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