Chippenham man jailed for class A drug supply offences
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A Chippenham man has today been jailed for three years and eight months following an investigation into drug dealing in the local area.
Edward Sclafani, 34, of Patchway, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court today, following an investigation by the Chippenham Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Through their enquiries, officers identified Sclafani as a runner within a drug dealing operation in Chippenham, Calne and Corsham. He played a significant role in dealing Class A drugs in the community to vulnerable drug users. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A, possession with intent to supply class A, and two counts of possession of class A drugs.
Inspector James Brain said: “This was a detailed investigation by the Chippenham Neighbourhood Team with the support of Response colleagues.
“We will not tolerate drug dealing within our community – we know the devastation drugs can have not just on individuals directly involved, but those within the wider community. Today’s sentence should send a strong message that if you are caught dealing Class A drugs, you will end up with a significant custodial sentence.
“This investigation, as is nearly always the case, was supported by information provided by the community. My officers will continue to target those who supply drugs in the area so we would urge residents to report their concerns to help us build an intelligence picture of the issue.”
DC Kev Golledge, of the Chippenham Neighbourhood Team, said: “Today’s sentence is a result of many months of detailed work by myself and colleagues. Sclafani was running a well organised operation which saw a significant amount of class A drugs being dealt in our communities. I am pleased to see the sentence passed today and I hope it sends a clear message that drug dealing will not be tolerated.”