Portsmouth man sentenced for drug supply across the city
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A Portsmouth man has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs in the city.
Daniel Fisher, 48, of Elm Grove, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Wednesday (12 July) where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A and a controlled drug of Class B.
The court heard how on Wednesday 24 May patrolling officers saw what they suspected to be a drug deal taking place between Fisher and another man on Newcome Road.
Fisher was stopped and searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and an address linked to him was searched under Section 32 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
Cannabis, cocaine, various drug paraphernalia and £3540 in cash were seized from the address and Fisher was arrested and subsequently charged.
T/Detective Constable Becky Deacon of Hampshire Constabulary’s Eastern Criminal Investigation Department (CID), who led the investigation, said: “I would like to praise the efforts of officers from our CID, response and Integrated Offender Management Teams who have worked together to secure this result.
“Drug supply causes harm and misery to our communities and is linked to acquisitive crime such as burglary, shoplifting and theft, as well as some of the most serious violence we see.
“We will continue targeting drug-related harm and the associated violence that comes with it, keeping up the pressure on those known locally as being involved in this kind of activity. We want you to know that we will relentlessly pursue criminals so that their lives, not those of local people, are a misery.”
We encourage anyone who suspects drug related activity to be taking place in their neighbourhood to report it to us. Every piece of information helps us to build a stronger intelligence picture and allows us to take action.