Man jailed for three years for drug dealing in Derby
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A man has been jailed and a teenager issued with a youth rehabilitation order for drug dealing in Derby.
Jordan McBean of Finsley Walk, Derby, and the boy who cannot be identified for legal reasons, both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs. The boy also pleaded guilty to possession of a knife.
Officers on patrol in the Sunnyhill area on Monday 18 July 2022 became aware of some suspicious activity, and they stopped a taxi which the teenager was a passenger in, and he was searched.
They found crack cocaine, heroin, cash, a number of phones and a lock knife.
McBean was arrested after a subsequent search of a flat nearby, and he was arrested on suspicion of possession of possession of crack cocaine and heroin. More cash, phones and drug related items were seized.
The now 21-year-old had just completed a suspended sentence for a similar offence in 2020.
McBean was jailed for three years and nine months at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday 26 July, and the teenager was given a two-year youth rehabilitation order, and to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.
Detective Inspector Kane Martin said: “This case shows how we proactively to target county lines drug dealing in our county, and our determination to catch offenders and disrupt the supply of drugs.
“Drug misuse has a hugely detrimental impact on our local communities and devastating effects on people’s lives. We will continue our work to disrupt those who choose to sell drugs in our county and those who exploit vulnerable people for criminal gain.”
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