Three people have been sentenced after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A and B drugs in Salisbury.
Daniel McDickson, aged 24, of Rowan Close, Durrington, was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of class A and B drugs and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Benjamin Jones, aged 20, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for being concerned in supply of class A drugs while Chloe Racey, aged 29, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to six months imprisonment for allowing a premises to be used for the supply of class A drugs.
At approximately 8.30pm on 13 April 2016, officers from the Dedicated Crime Team were on patrol in the Denison Rise area of Bishopdown when they saw Jones leaving an address and enter a wooded area before returning to the address a short time later.
Suspecting a drug deal had just taken place, Jones was stopped by officers and a section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act search was conducted.
He was found in possession of a mobile phone which contained drug related messages and was arrested.
Officers then entered the address and found McDickson and Racey inside. Class A drugs were found inside the home valued between £600 and £920, along with several mobile phones and £385 cash.
A mobile phone till receipt was also located in the address which linked McDickson to the purchase of the dealer phone. CCTV images were obtained of him purchasing the phone which was sending out drug related text messages. Both occupants were arrested.
A drug user was also located in the address and dealt with separately who admitted possession of class A drugs.
Extensive enquiries continued which included mobile phone analysis and drug identification and the three were subsequently charged.
PC Joe Shanklin, of the Dedicated Crime Team, said: “I am pleased with the court result that was given to the defendants. We are dedicated to tackling the supply of class A drugs into our communities in Wiltshire and will do all that we can to ensure people involved in this kind of behaviour are brought to justice.
“Drugs can often be associated with anti-social behaviour and violence and can have a really negative impact on communities. We continue to encourage members of the public to report suspected drug activity to police on 101.”