Heroin dealer jailed for two years - The Rugby Observer

Heroin dealer jailed for two years

Rugby Editorial 19th May, 2023   0

A HEROIN dealer has been handed a two year prison sentence after plain-clothes police officers spotted him selling the drug in Rugby.

Michael Tinkler, 39, of Charolais Close, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court to two years in prison for being concerned in the supply of heroin.

In April 2021, the officers’ suspicion was aroused when they spotted Tinkler briefly get in and out of a car while they were patrolling near the town centre.

Tinkler was stopped and found with a mobile phone and £40 in cash – suspected of being the proceeds of a drugs deal.

And when Tinkler’s home was searched, officers found heroin and £524 in cash.

The mobile phone was found to contain messages pertaining to drug dealing.

Tinkler declined to explain his actions during his police interview.

Det Cons Gary Hammond said: “Here was yet another person who was willing to sell toxic, potentially fatal drugs to people because he thought he could make some cash.

“Not only do these drugs harm the user, they also tear apart families, cause further crimes in the community, and channel money to violent gangs which exploit children and the vulnerable.

“We continue to conduct undercover patrols in Rugby and we continue to get drug dealers locked up.”

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