Man sentenced for drugs supply and false imprisonment - Rugby
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Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to prison for a number of offences in Rugby.
Fletcher Allinson, aged 26 of Pembrey Road, Rugby, appeared at Warwick Crown Court last Wednesday (15 January).
In August 2018, officers noticed a Vauxhall Corsa parked on a track at the back of Coton Road in Rugby.
When they searched the car, they found 26 wraps of heroin, and a further 17 deals of crack cocaine and cash in Allinson’s shoulder bag. Cash and a set of electronic scales were also found in the footwell of the vehicle.
Messages on Allinson’s phone were later found which discussed the supply of drugs.
Allinson and another man in the car were subsequently arrested, and he was charged on 22 July 2019. He later pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.
While under investigation for the drugs offences, on 28 July last year Allinson turned up at a woman’s home asking if he could stay for the night. The woman (who was known to him) let him in and went upstairs to bed.
Whilst in the property, Allinson threatened the woman and assaulted her, before ordering her to take him out in her car.
The victim drove to a police station in order to seek help, and Allinson was later arrested for false imprisonment, possessing a bladed article and assault.
He pleaded guilty to the offences, and at Wednesday’s hearing, he was jailed for a total of four years and four months for both incidents.
Investigating officer, Det Con Scott Fisher from Rugby CID, said: “Allinson subjected his victim to a traumatic ordeal, and I’m hoping this sentence will offer some form of closure for her.
“The misery drugs can cause is well known - not just to those who take them - but to those in the local community as well.
"We will proactively target people we believe to be involved in drugs, and use the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.
“I hope Allinson’s sentence acts as a deterrent to others and goes some way to reassuring the public we will thoroughly investigate these offences, so we can bring offenders to justice and protect our communities from harm.”