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23 August 2018, 18:13
Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to prison for drug offences in Stratford.
Abdul Rahman, aged 19 of Keightley Road, Leicester, appeared at Warwick Crown Court today (Thursday 23 August) where he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.(Opens in a new window)
He had previously pleaded guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A - Cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A - Heroin at the same court on 25 July this year.
On 17 August last year Rhaman was detained by officers on Birmingham Road, Stratford, was he was found to be in possession of Class A drugs.
On 20 December 2017, a drugs warrant took place at a property on Carew Close as part of Op Cerberus - an operation aimed at tackling the County Lines supply of drugs coming into Stratford. Rahman was arrested with two other people. The other two were released under investigation.
Rahman was charged and remanded in custody on 24 July this year in connection with both offences.
Following the sentencing, investigating officer Sergeant Simon Ryan from Stratford Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "The misery drugs bring are well known, not just to those who take them but those around them and the local community.
"Operation Cerberus has had a huge impact on the lines of drugs coming into the town from larger cities and I hope today's sentence shows that we won't tolerate drug dealing in our town and will proactively target those we believe to be involved, utilising the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.
"We are committed to making Stratford as hostile as possible for people to deal drugs. This is an ongoing battle and the support of public is vital in helping us ensure we keep Stratford a safe place in which to live."