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A drug dealer has been jailed after pleading guilty to supplying cocaine and heroin in East Staffordshire.
Filipe Lopes, 20, from Erdington, Birmingham, was stopped in March this year on Rosliston Road in Burton-on-Trent.
We seized more than 100 wraps containing class A drugs, £150 in cash and a mobile phone from him.
He was questioned about the findings in custody and was later charged with drug supply offences.
He was sentenced to 27 months behind bars at Stafford Crown Court on Friday (6 October) after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin and using criminal property.
Detective Sergeant Jonathan Bradbury, who dealt with the case, said: “I’m happy we’ve been able to jail another dealer who was intent on distributing harmful drugs within our communities.
“Officers across the force are committed to proactively targeting drug supply and will continue to act on intelligence leads and reports from the public to bring these people to justice.
“We will continue to take proactive action against those involved in supplying drugs in Staffordshire.”
The activity follows our ongoing commitment to tackling serious and organised crime and protecting those who are at risk of exploitation through criminals – called Operation Target.
Work is continuing to proactively target the groups responsible for these crimes – including county lines, drug distribution, illegal firearms and sexual exploitation.
To read more about the initiative, visit: Major operation to target serious organised crime launched | Staffordshire Police
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