Two men jailed after dozens of wraps of drugs found in search in Burton
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Two men have been jailed after dozens of wraps of class A drugs were seized at an address in Burton.
Paul Allen was jailed for three years and Elie Mey jailed for 30 months at Stafford Crown Court yesterday (Sept 22) following a trial in August.
The court heard that Allen, aged 38, was stopped and searched by officers on 16 June last year in Branston Road, Burton. He was found in possession of class A drugs and arrested.
Just twenty minutes later officers stopped and searched 20-year-old Elie Mey, of Inkerman Street, Wolverhampton, after a short foot chase. He was arrested for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.
During a search at a nearby property in Branston Road officers discovered 120 wraps of class A drugs with a street value of around £2,400.
Cash, further drugs and a knife were also seized.
Allen and Mey were found guilty of possession with intent to supply 16.4 grams of crack cocaine, and 7.6 grams of heroin, on 16 June 2020.
Allen, of Branston Road, was also convicted of possession with intent to supply a further 0.5g of crack cocaine on the same date.
Detective Sergeant Jon Bradbury, of Staffordshire Police’s Disruptions Team (South), said: "These were important arrests aimed at restricting the supply of class A drugs into Staffordshire from the West Midlands.
"We will continue to pro-actively seek out and disrupt all drugs activity on the streets of Staffordshire in our attempts to make the communities we serve a better place to live."
To report crime or drug dealing in your community please contact Staffordshire Police on 101 or via social media, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.