TWO DRUG dealers who were selling Class A substances in Rugby have been jailed.
Niall Lalor, 23, of Shenley Lane, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to possessing the two drugs with intent to supply, and to being concerned in their supply, at Warwick Crown Court on Tuesday March 23.
He was given a two year and nine month sentence. He also had an amount of cash seized.
At around 11.20am on February 12 last year, officers witnessed Lalor giving an item to two people on Railway Terrace. Lalor then entered the train station and sat in a coffee shop, where officers approached him.
He was found to be in possession of over 80 wraps of class A drugs, along with two further blocks of suspected crack cocaine, scales and two mobile phones.
Investigating officer Det Sgt Alan Garden from Rugby CID said: “Illegal drugs bring misery on those who use them and on our communities, and we will continue to work closely with our partners and the wider community to proactively target people we believe to be involved in their supply.
“In this case, our officers suspected something wasn’t right and managed to seize a considerable amount of class A drugs from Lalor.
“I hope this sentence acts as a deterrent to anyone involved in drug dealing, and goes some way to reassuring the public we will thoroughly investigate these offences, so we can bring offenders to justice and protect our communities from harm.”
On Friday (March 26), Ian Murray, 49, of Pennington Street, Rugby, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment at Nightingale Court, Birmingham for possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply. He had denied the offence but was found guilty following a trial.
On March 7, 2019, Murray was stop searched after being approached by plain clothes officers in Pennington Street.
He was found in possession of crack cocaine and heroin. A subsequent search of his home address recovered drug paraphernalia including scales, cling film, a ‘dealer list’ and cash.
Investigating officer Det Cons Tom Quinlan said: “This was a great result following a stop search by officers in Rugby.
“We work closely with our partners and the wider community to proactively target people we believe to be involved in the supply of drugs, and will use the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.”