Dealer jailed after cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin found
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A man has been jailed for six years after he was caught with cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin in Burton-on-Trent.
Shahrukh Ali, 28, from Burton-on-Trent, was stopped by officers in Burton-on-Trent while riding a bike in August 2021.
We found and seized a small quantity of cannabis, two mobile phones and £275 in bank notes.
Shortly after, officers also found more than 50 paper wraps of crack cocaine and heroin on Ali.
After his arrest, Ali admitted to supplying drugs in the local area.
He was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday (11 August) having pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin and possessing cannabis at an earlier hearing.
It comes as our Regional Organised Crime Unit, launched a proactive operation to target serious and organised crime in Staffordshire.
Operation Target has seen officers crack down on serious offences – including drug supply, knife crime, illegal firearms and sexual exploitation.
PC Dean Munro, of the East Staffordshire local policing team and the officer in this case, said: “Those intent on distributing illegal drugs within our communities will be robustly targeted and brought before the courts.
“We are determined to target the organised crime groups response for this criminality and to best protect those at risk of being exploited by them.”