Drug Dealer Caught Hiding Stash in Food Tins

Drug Dealer Caught Hiding Stash in Food Tins

Police Raid Uncovers Cocaine Hidden in Baked Beans

During a raid in February 2021 at a property in Edwalton, Nottinghamshire, police made a surprising discovery – bags of cocaine hidden inside baked beans tins. The bottom of the Heinz tins had been cut out and the cocaine bags placed inside before being resealed to look untampered.

Officers also uncovered additional drugs stashed away in a kitchen cabinet. The raid was part of an ongoing investigation into 25-year-old Connor Jackson of West Bridgford, who officers believe was dealing drugs in the local area.

Suspect Flees Police in Reckless Car Chase

After the initial drugs bust, Jackson managed to get himself into further trouble later in September 2021. Police spotted him driving in Gamston while disqualified. When officers tried to pull him over, Jackson sped off erratically, forcing other motorists to swerve out of his way. After abandoning the vehicle, Jackson tried to escape on foot but was apprehended and arrested.

Dealer Sentenced to Prison Time

Faced with overwhelming evidence, Connor Jackson finally pleaded guilty to numerous drug and driving offenses. The drug charges included possession with intent to supply Class A and B substances. His driving charges included careless driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

Jackson appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Friday where he received 2 years and 8 months in prison. The judge also banned him from driving for 3 years due to the dangerous high-speed chase through residential streets.

Sgt Graham Whitt who led the investigation said “Our officers leave no stone unturned when executing these types of warrants. We’re pleased to see his actions have caught up with him.”

Police Crackdown on Local Drug Trade

This case highlights the ongoing work by Nottinghamshire Police to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs in local communities. Officers rely on intelligence gathering and public tips to identify dealers operating in the region.

Police urge residents to report any suspicious activity so that prompt enforcement action can be taken. No matter how cleverly contraband is concealed, officers have the determination and resources to track it down and take drug peddlers off the streets.

The public plays an important role by being the eyes and ears in neighbourhoods. Police encourage citizens to contact them with information about illegal activity so that interventions can occur before drug operations become entrenched.

Together police and local residents can work to improve safety, protect vulnerable individuals, and deter crime in their communities. Dismantling drug trafficking makes neighbourhoods less prone to accompanying issues like violence, theft, and public disorder.

Photo: “Beans” by Anthony Cunningham for Zoom Testing

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