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A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs in Havant.
Chay Dunning, of High Lawn Way, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday (11 February) having pleaded guilty to a number of Class A and Class B drugs offences.
The court heard how on March 9th 2020, officers on patrol in Havant stopped a vehicle of interest in an ongoing drugs supply investigation.
Upon noticing officers Dunning, who was driving the car, left the vehicle and fled the scene. He was located at his home address shortly afterwards.
A search of the address uncovered £112,660 in cash, 154.7g of cocaine, 2575g of ketamine, 1197g of MDMA and 5111g of cannabis. The drugs were later valued at approximately £192,510.
Dunning was arrested and charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine, being concerned in the supply of ketamine, being concerned in the supply of ecstasy, being concerned in the supply of a controlled Class B drug and acquiring/using/possessing criminal property.
T/DS Jenny Gibson, who led the investigation, said: “We are pleased with this result and hope that it reassures the public that we will do our utmost to target and disrupt drug related activity affecting our communities.
“We know that drug supply is linked to violent crimes and that is why disrupting it is such a crucial part of our work. We are committed to doing everything we can to tackle drugs and associated crime while keeping our communities safe.
“I hope this sentence acts as a warning to anyone involved in, or considering becoming involved in, the supply of drugs in Havant and the surrounding areas, it will not be tolerated.”
If you suspect drug related activity in your area, please get in touch. All information could help us catch and convict those who deal drugs to our communities and even the smallest pieces of information can help us develop a stronger intelligence picture.
Call us on 101 or online at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/.
Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/