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9th Dec, 2021

County lines dealer jailed after being caught selling heroin and crack in Rugby

A COUNTY lines drug dealer caught selling heroin and crack in Rugby has been sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment following a Warwickshire Police investigation.

Rumon Ahmed, 22, of Shrewsbury Road, Forrest Gate, London appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday December 2.

At around 2pm on Wednesday December 11 last year, plain-clothed officers observed a man conducting a drug deal from a vehicle on Manor Court Road, Rugby.

Officers stopped the car – a light blue Audi – and Ahmed was found in possession of a quantity of class A controlled drugs and £330 in cash.

After an investigation, Ahmed appeared at court where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Investigating officer Det Con Gary Hammond from Warwickshire Police said: “On the day of the offence, Rumon Ahmed had travelled from Coventry to deal drugs in the Rugby area, known as county lines drug dealing.

“Illegal drugs bring misery to not only those who use them, but also to the local community. We will proactively target those we believe to be involved in drugs and use the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.

“I hope this 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 protect our communities from harm.”

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