Man Sentenced after Drone Work Leads to Drugs Recovery
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A man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after officers arrested him with the help of the police drone and he was found in possession of crack cocaine.
The incident, on Wednesday 24th May saw 22-year-old Kalum Over attend alley gates backing on to Haddon Street, Middlesbrough, to do a drugs deal before being detained in the alley by plain clothed officers.
A subsequent drugs search was carried out at a property nearby.
31 grip seal bags containing crack cocaine were recovered from Kalum Over, believed to be worth over £300.
The deal and the arrest were captured on the police drone, which was watching from above.
Over pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Friday 4th August at Teesside Crown Court.
Sergeant John Sproson, from Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I am pleased with the sentence and hope this sends a message to those criminals amongst our communities who are intent on dealing drugs; we won’t tolerate the misery you bring to our communities. We are watching and there really is nowhere to hide.
“I continue to encourage those with information on drugs activity in their local communities to contact police with that information or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their local communities is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.