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Suspended sentence for Hayfield man who pleads guilty to drugs offences

Posted on 8th January 2015

A man who was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Hayfield has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, after appearing at Derby Crown Court.  

Michael Ingham (56) of Swallow House Lane, Hayfield pleaded guilty to possession of, and possession with intent to supply, Class B controlled drugs.

Ingham was stopped by officers during an Operation Safedrive event on Albion Road, New Mills on Wednesday, September 10. A small quantity of a suspected class B drug and drugs paraphernalia were found inside his vehicle.

Officers later carried out a search of a property belonging to Ingham where a quantity of suspected cannabis was discovered.

PC James Taylor from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Drugs activity will not be tolerated in our community and we will work to target offenders and bring those responsible to justice.

“I would like to encourage residents to help us to crackdown on this type of crime by sharing information and reporting suspected drugs activity to police.”

Ingham appeared at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday, December 10.

Do you have any information about drugs-related activity in your neighbourhood? If so, call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.