Jail for Chesterfield drug dealer after being caught with crack cocaine near town canal
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A Chesterfield drug dealer has been jailed after being caught with several bags of crack cocaine.
Kerion Millward, of Highfield Road, Chesterfield, admitted one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs when he appeared at court.
The 21-year-old was stopped on the path next to the Chesterfield canal, just off South Street North in New Whittington, at 4pm on Thursday 2 June 2022.
Our officers searched Millward after he became agitated, try to run away and smelled of cannabis. They found crack cocaine, £285 in cash and a mobile phone. A search was also carried out at his home and more crack cocaine was found along with another phone that had evidence of drug dealing on it.
Appearing at Derby Crown Court on Thursday 11 August 2023, Millward admitted the charges against him and was jailed for two years and four months.
Sergeant Matthew Adams, from Newbold Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I am delighted with the work my officers have done to get this drug dealer off our streets and behind bars for a considerable amount of time.
“Drugs can destroy people’s lives and those who choose to supply them are doing so knowing the impact they will have. It is a crime that not only has an impact on those directly involved but also on the wider community and can lead to other types of crime being committed.
“The fast actions of my officers have put this drug dealer in prison, but we know that our work doesn’t stop here, and we will continue to work to rid our community of this issue. This sentence goes to show how seriously the courts take this crime which echoes our own determination to catch those involved and bring them to justice.”