Ilkeston drug dealer jailed after being caught with hidden heroin
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An Ilkeston drug dealer has been jailed after officers found him with hundreds of pounds worth of hidden heroin.
Kevin Kenny was spotted by officers walking along Ebenezer Street in Ilkeston at 9.40am on October 21 last year.
A search of the 49-year-old found two wraps of suspected heroin and he was arrested.
He was taken to the local police station to be strip-searched where officers could see further drugs hidden upon his person. Following a trip to hospital, which failed to see the package removed, the drugs were eventually able to be retrieved by officers later that same evening.
Inside the concealed bundle was found more than £400 worth of drugs in individual dealer wraps ready for selling on the streets of the town.
Also seized from Kenny was a mobile phone that, when examined, was found to contain further evidence of his drug dealing.
Kenny was charged the following day with possession with intent to supply heroin and, after pleading guilty to the charge, appeared at Derby Crown Court on 2 May where he was jailed for 24 months.
Detective Sergeant Chris Barker, who leads the Derby Risk Reduction Team, said: “It clear from Kevin Kenny’s phone, as well as the drugs that were found on him, that he was a well-established dealer in the Ilkeston area.
“Kenny’s dealings will have caused huge harm to the Ilkeston community, and I am sure there will be some relief that he has been brought to justice.
“If you suspect drug dealing is happening in your area then you can contact the force at any time, in confidence, to pass on information to help make our communities safer places to live, work and visit.”
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