Derby dealer jailed for more than four years after heroin and cocaine found during drug warrants
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A Derby drug dealer has been jailed for more than four years after heroin and cocaine were found during drug warrants in the city.
Acting on information officers searched a house in Crecy Close, Derby, on 18 March, 2021, where they found significant quantities of drugs as well as cash.
The man they were looking for, Mark Russell, was not at the scene but eventually handed himself in around a month later, giving an address in Bath Street, Derby, as the location he was currently living.
A second warrant was carried out at that address and more drugs and cash were found.
The 36-year-old was charged with one charge of possession with intent to supply heroin, another charge of possession with intent to supply cocaine and a final charge of possession with intent to supply cannabis.
He pleaded guilty to the offences and was jailed for 56 months at Derby Crown Court on Monday (15 November).
PC Shazia Anwar, who led the investigation into Russell’s criminal activities, said: “This is a great result for the Littleover community.
“Russell was selling drugs that cause serious issues in our area and that he is now behind bars is hugely positive.
“As a local policing team, we rely on information from our communities and I would urge anyone with any intelligence about drug dealing to contact us, in confidence, at any time.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods:
Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact