Warminster drug dealer jailed
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A drug dealer from Warminster has been jailed for over two and a half years after pleading guilty to supplying Class A.
In November 2019, 23-year-old Niquan Benoit was stopped by police in Warminster and arrested for possession with intent to supply cocaine. A further search of his room at The Anchor in Warminster found more cocaine and a quantity of cash.
In March 2020, Benoit was arrested after being found with a large amount of cash. A search of his home found more cash and evidence of supplying cocaine.
Finally, in September 2020, a search warrant was executed at a house in the Maltings in Warminster where Benoit was found with a large amount of cocaine and cash.
On each occasion he was arrested, a number of messages were found on mobile phones owned by Benoit relating to the sale of cocaine in the Warminster area.
Last week at Salisbury Crown Court (07/10), Benoit was jailed for two years and eight months after admitting to three counts of supplying Class A Drugs.
DC Tony Swift from Wiltshire Police’s Operation Fortitude team welcomed the sentence:
“Niquan Benoit is a known drug dealer in the Warminster area whose actions have not only caused misery for vulnerable addicts but also for people who get caught up in the associated anti-social behaviour and violence.
“To get Benoit off the streets is a huge positive for the area and just shows that Operation Fortitude continues to disrupt criminal behaviour and make Wiltshire’s streets safer”