Posted on 4th June 2018
Derby Crown Court
Two Derby men have been sentenced at Derby Crown Court for drug offences after police drug searches at their homes last year.
On Thursday, May 5, 2017 officers from our Allestree Safer Neighbourhood Team, acting on community intelligence, searched a house on Woodlands Road, Allestree and seized a quantity of cannabis.
As a result of information taken from this search another house on Arnhem Terrace, Spondon was then searched the following month on Monday, June 27.
Michael Askew (35 years) of Woodlands Road, Allestree and Perry Hinkley (56 Years) of Arnhem Terrace, Spondon both appeared at Derby Crown Court on Friday, May 25.
Mr Askew had pleaded guilty to the offences of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and being concerned in the production of a class B drug- cannabis. He was sentenced to a 2-year Community Order, he must carry out 150 hours of unpaid work before May 25, 2019. He must also undergo treatment for drug dependency for 6 months and undertake rehabilitation activity for a maximum of 20 days. He was ordered to pay £350 towards the cost of the prosecution.
Mr Hinckley had pleaded guilty to the production of a class B drug – cannabis and possessing a controlled drug of class A- cocaine. He was sentenced to a 12 month Community Order with a requirement to remain at his home address on Arnhem Terrace, Spondon between 7pm and 7am each night for 4 months. He was also ordered to pay £350 towards the cost of the prosecution.
PC Harriet Hitchon, part of the team that conducted the searches, said: “We were pleased that we were able to bring these two men to court after we acted on concerns being voiced by the community.
“The action shows that we always take positive action when we receive such information as we know that these type of offences brings disruption to local communities.”
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