A DROITWICH drug dealer has been sentenced to four years behind bars at Worcester Crown Court.
On December 1 last year, officers from Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team, supported by the Local Policing Priorities Team (LPPT), raided a property in Ploughman’s Court.
The teams – acting on intelligence that class A drugs were being dealt from the address and in the local area – arrested 22-year-old Jack Evans and recovered a large amount of crack cocaine and heroin.
The haul totalled £6,800 and cannabis was also confiscated.
Evans pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin and cannabis possession when he appeared in court on July 29.
Evans was also awaiting sentence for a dangerous driving offence which also activated a previous suspended prison sentence for drug-dealing.
He was caged for four years for all the offences.
PC Rich Rees from Droitwich SNT said: “This is lengthy sentence and should act as a warning to others who might consider selling drugs.
“The Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team have invested a lot of time, targeting drug dealing within in the town.
“This is because the presence of class A drugs has a knock-on effect on other areas of business, such as increasing violent crime, thefts and anti-social behaviour.”
He added he was grateful to the residents in the area who reported their suspicions to police and that officers were able to take action to resolve the issue.
Anyone with information on drug-dealing in their area should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.