Dealer jailed after admitting to selling cocaine, heroin and cannabis
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A drug dealer who was caught selling drugs to people in Tamworth has been jailed.
Benjamin Griffiths, 26, from Tamworth, was jailed for four years after he was caught with cannabis and more than £3,000 in cash in April this year.
We found out that he had been using a burner phone to sell drugs to people in the area. We searched his home and found the drugs and cash inside, as well as the phone he had been using to advertise them.
We then found out that he was involved in an organised group who were selling crack cocaine and heroin locally in Staffordshire.
After he was arrested, Griffiths admitted to the offences and was sentenced to four years behind bars at Stafford Crown Court on Tuesday (27 June) for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, possessing cannabis and possessing criminal property.
The sentencing comes as we continue to disrupt serious and organised crime as part of Operation Target which launched last month.
We have been cracking down on serious offences – including drug supply, knife crime, illegal firearms and sexual exploitation alongside local forces in the Regional and Organised Crime Unit.
Detective Sergeant Jon Bradbury, who dealt with this case, said: "I am pleased Griffiths admitted his offending and that we were able to prove his involvement in organised drug supply.
“I hope this custodial sentence reminds all those involved in serious criminal activity that we are watching and we will bring you to justice.
"Those responsible for drug distribution in Staffordshire will be targeted and dealt with as robustly as possible."