Coventry man jailed for drug offences after being spotted with known user in a park - The Coventry Observer

Coventry man jailed for drug offences after being spotted with known user in a park

Coventry Editorial 5th Feb, 2024   0

A COVENTRY man has been jailed after admitting drug possession with intent to supply.

Abdi Sharif, of Lythalls Lane, was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

On the afternoon of December 5, Sharif was seen talking to a known drug user in a Leamington park before going into a nearby house on Tachbrook Road.

When he came out of the house, he was arrested by officers and he threw what was believed to be cocaine towards a bin.

Officers then searched the house and found more suspected class-A drugs, mobile phones and other drug paraphernalia.

Sharif gave a no-comment interview but was later charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing.

The 28-year-old was sentenced to 44 months in jail at Warwick Crown Court on January 31.

Det Cons Bennett said: “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 Sharif’s sentence acts as a deterrent to others and goes some way to reassuring the public we will thoroughly investigate all drugs activity so we can bring offenders to justice and continue to protect our communities from harm.”

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