A COVENTRY drug dealer arrested in Baginton has been jailed for more than two years.
Thomas Wilson claimed in an interview he was dealing to pay off a significant drug debt.
The 22-year-old was jailed for two years and three months at Warwick Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, January 24) after pleading guilty to permitting the production of crack cocaine on his premises.
He was also jailed for possession with intent to supply heroin and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.
On October 26, officers stopped a high-value hire vehicle near Baginton Airport and three men were detained for a stop and search.
Wilson, who was the rear-seat passenger, was found to have concealed a large quantity of crack and heroin in his underwear, and several mobile phones were found throughout the car.
All three were arrested and a subsequent search at Wilson’s home address in Marlcroft, Coventry uncovered a kitchen used to cook crack cocaine.
A total of £6,250 Class A drugs were seized from searching the car and Wilson’s home address.
Det Constable Mottram from Warwickshire Police Serious Organised Crime and Serious Organised Acquisitive Crime Team said: “Drug dealers such as Wilson take advantage of addiction and show complete disregard for the impact their activity has on local communities.
“Drug dealers often think they can operate without consequence.
“However, as we continue to show, people who exploit some of the most vulnerable people in our communities can expect a robust police response and time behind bars.
“This was another example of county lines drug dealing being stopped.”