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Droitwich drugs pair avoid jail after pleading guilty in court

Droitwich Editorial 12th Jan, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

TWO PEOPLE, including one from Droitwich, have pleaded guilty to drugs offences after police carried out an operation in Worcester.

It was on October 1 last year when officers from Warndon Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) acted on a warrant in Randwick Drive.

Alison Hartnell, 36, of Randwick Drive, and Lee Williamson, 33, from Farriers Court, Droitwich, appeared before Worcester Magistrates on Friday (January 9).

Both pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine and Williamson also admitted supplying a controlled substance.

Hartnell received a community order, a £50 fine and was issued with a curfew and Williamson was handed a 14-week suspended prison sentence. He was also ordered to pay a £50 fine and was issued with a curfew.

The operation was led by officers from the SNT who were backed up by the police’s special Task Force and Proactive CID officers.

PC Andrew Todd, of Warndon SNT, said the action demonstrated how officers were targeting those using drugs and those supplying them.

“Officers gathered intelligence from members of the local community who expressed concerns about the activities in their street and the detrimental effect it was having on the community.

“Officers also submitted their own intelligence about the address following regular patrols in the area,” he added.

He urged any other people who suspected drug offences were taking place in their area to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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