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Nottinghamshire man jailed for role in crack cocaine and heroin county lines supply

A pair of drug dealers who supplied crack and heroin into Chesterfield from Sheffield have been sentenced at court.

Mitchell Whittaker (34) and Connal Porter (33) were arrested by police in March 2020 at a car wash in the town in a hire car they were using.

Both men were arrested and during searches Whitaker, of Worksop was found with more than £2800 in cash and Porter, of  Sheffield, was found with 26 wraps of heroin and 18 wraps of crack cocaine, plus more than £2,400 cash.

An investigation of their activities revealed how the pair were involved in dealing through the Damo line- with Whittaker being more senior member of the enterprise.

They both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack.

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Whittaker was jailed for three years and four months following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday 5 January

Porter was handed a suspended sentence of two years, suspended for 18 months with 240 hours of unpaid work.

The court also ordered that the cash seized is donated to charity.

Detective Constable Clare Shaw was the officer in charge of the case. She said: “This is a successful outcome which has seen a county drug line into Chesterfield severely disrupted and the two involved facing the consequences of their actions.

“Drugs cause devastation in the community and in the lives of those involved and we will continue to combat drug related activity and bring to justice those who commit crime in Derbyshire.”

DC Shaw added: “If you suspect drug-related crime is happening in your area, please report it to us. We will treat every piece of information with care and will not hesitate to take the action as appropriate.”

If you believe someone is involved in drugs or other criminal activity, or have noticed suspicious activity in your area, please report it to us on the non-emergency details below. Car number plates, names, CCTV and doorbell images are particularly helpful.

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