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Man sentenced for class A drugs offences - Rugby

Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to prison for drug offences in Rugby.

Nicholas Jones, aged 24 of Edison Drive, Rugby, appeared at Coventry Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 4 December) where he was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

He pleaded guilty of possession with intent to supply class A controlled drugs at the same court yesterday.

On 12 July 2018, plain clothed officers observed Jones acting suspiciously and dealing class A drugs on Technology Drive, Rugby. He was detained by officers where he was found to be in possession of eight wraps of Heroin and £287 in cash.

Jones was charged and remanded in custody on 13 July in connection with the offences.

Following the sentencing, investigating officer Det Con Gary Hammond from Rugby Offender Management Unit said: "The misery drugs bring are well known, not just to those who take them but those around them and the local community.

"I hope this 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."

Issued: 8.50am, Wednesday 5 December, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 05/12/18