Bournemouth Dealer Who Resisted Arrest Jailed
14 March 2019, 09:22 | Updated: 14 March 2019, 09:25
A drug dealer, who tried to escape police when he was arrested in Bournemouth, is starting almost four years in prison.
24-year-old Chay Maguire-Baker, from London, admitted having crack cocaine on him in Winton last May.
Maguire-Baker was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 8 March to 40 months in prison after admitting offences of possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.
He was also sentenced to a further three months in prison for resisting or obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty and failing to surrender to custody, making the total sentence 43 months in jail.
At around 8.15pm on Wednesday 9 May 2018 officers on patrol noticed the defendant on the phone in Wimborne Road in Winton.
The officers recognised Maguire-Baker as someone suspected to be involved in the supply of class A drugs and as they approached him he made off from them.
Maguire-Baker was detained by officers in nearby Latimer Road where he became aggressive and struggled to escape.
The officers searched him and found 11 wraps of suspected class A drugs in his jacket pocket and around £500 in cash in his back trouser pocket.
The wraps were tested and found to contain crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of £110.
Detective Constable Chris Waters, of Bournemouth CID, said:
“Thanks to the efforts of the two officers involved in this incident a man who was proven to be involved in the supply of drugs in the Bournemouth area has been taken off the streets for a significant period.
“We recognise the impact county lines drug dealing networks and drug-related activity has on our local communities and will do all we can to disrupt the supply chain.
“This case demonstrates that dealers caught supplying drugs face significant sentences and we will continue to do all we can to ensure offenders are brought before the courts.
“We are also reliant on members of the community to supply us with information relating to drug dealing in their area to help build on our own intelligence and proactive operations. Anyone with information is asked to contact us at www.dorset.police.uk, via email email@example.com or by calling 101.”