Hemati was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of criminal property in relation to cannabis (worth £2480) which was located on Edwards Street in Stockton.
More cannabis was also located on Grove Street in Stockton. When officers from the Stockton Neighbourhood Team executed the warrant at this address Hemati attempted to flee but he was detained and arrested.
Investigating Officer, Stockton Neighbourhood Police Constable, Jack McPhillips said: “The custodial sentence handed to Hemati is a great example to show others involved in drugs that we do not tolerate drug related crime under any circumstances.
“Hemati claimed he had no knowledge of the drugs inside either of the properties, but the court system found this to be untrue and he has been found guilty and will pay for his crime behind bars.
“Our team always acts on intelligence provided to us regarding drugs activity from local communities and we would encourage people to come forward with any information they have to help us make our community a safer place to live.”