Nuneaton drug dealer jailed for six years after raids saw class A drugs, weapons and cash seized - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Nuneaton drug dealer jailed for six years after raids saw class A drugs, weapons and cash seized

Coventry Editorial 19th Jan, 2022

A MAN from Nuneaton has been jailed for six years for dealing class A drugs in the town.

John Harrison, from Queen Elizabeth Road, Nuneaton, appeared at Leamington Crown Court yesterday morning.

The 54-year-old was arrested with two others following three police raids by Nuneaton Proactive CID between June 2020 and January 2021 at a property on Queen Elizabeth Road.

On each occasion, large quantities of class A drugs, cash and weapons were recovered and substantial evidence of dealing was found.

Cash totalling £1000 was seized, alongside heroin and crack cocaine with an approximate street value of over £7,000.

Harrison pleaded guilty to the offences and was handed the six-year sentence for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin.

PC Dan Lydster from Nuneaton Proactive CID said: “Offending of this nature is not a victimless crime – there are lots of victims across Nuneaton who are vulnerable because of their addiction to class A drugs.

“The defendants in the case preyed upon these individuals and benefitted financially from it.

“They now have custodial sentences to account for their actions, which we hope will mean they look to change their ways upon release.

“Nuneaton Proactive CID will relentlessly seek out individuals who continue to deal illegal drugs within our communities.”

The two other individuals – a 41-year-old woman and 60-year-old man – were found guilty in connection with the offences and were sentenced in December 2021.

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