Posted on 8th November 2018
Bambanani Bacela and Martina Furness
Two people have been jailed by a judge at Derby Crown Court having been found guilty of being in possession of heroin and cocaine in order to deal.
Bambanani Bacela, a 26-year-old man of no fixed abode and 31-year-old Martina Furness of Fairfield Road, Buxton were both found guilty of possessing the two class A drugs with intent to supply, at a trial at the Crown Court on Tuesday, October 16.
It comes after the two were arrested in a car outside an address on Marsh Way, Chapel-en-le Frith at which police were conducting a drug search in November last year.
Having pleaded not guilty, they were both found guilty, unanimously, by the jury for the two offences and were subsequently jailed for 27 months for each offence, to run concurrently.
The officer in the case, DC Damian Lowe, said: “I am pleased with the result of the trial. This type of activity causes concern to the community, leading to anti-social behaviour and other criminality.
“It shows that we will always act positively when we receive information about these issues and would urge anyone who is worried about such things to contact us.”
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