Posted on 5th October 2017
Clint Czernozukow and Chris Smith
A couple of months ago we told you about a drug search that our officers carried out on a house on Edensor Square in the Stockbrook area of Derby on Monday, August 14.
This week on Tuesday, October 3, as a result of that search, two men appeared at Derby Crown Court, pleaded guilty to possessing a class B drug with intent to supply and were sent to jail.
Both, Chris Smith who is 37 years of age of Edensor Square and Clint Czernozukow aged 38 on the day of his appearance at court, of Green Lane were sentenced to 13 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140.
A forfeiture order was also made for the £2,125.48 of cash that was found during the search.
Detective Chief Inspector Darren De’ath, who is in charge of the team that conducted the search, said: “We are pleased with the result of the search and the sentence given by the judge at court.
“It resulted in a large quantity of synthetic cannabinoids, sometimes referred to as black mamba, being taken off the streets and brought justice to two individuals who were dealing them.
“It has been well documented that these types of drugs have brought anti-social behaviour to the streets of Derby and this action shows that we will take positive action against those using and dealing them.
“The forfeiture of the cash found at the house also shows that we are determined that dealing drugs will not pay in Derby.”
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