Essex drug dealers sentenced

Two people, arrested by Operation Raptor officers, during a warrant at a property in Essex have been sentenced at court.

Officers from the South Operation Raptor team carried out a search of 34-year-old Tammy Huntley’s home in Little Searles, Pitsea on December 6 last year.

Basildon Crown Court heard Huntley had allowed her home to be used as a base for drug dealing. Inside her home officers found a sock on a shelf in the living room containing Class A drugs including 39 wraps of crack cocaine and 42 of heroin.

In an upstairs bedroom officers found a box containing 183 wraps of the Class A drugs crack cocaine and heroin as well as 65gramms of the Class B drug amphetamine. The total street value of the drugs recovered was more than £5,000.

Whilst officers were searching the premises 18-year-old Ibreham Miah (pictured) walked into the property.  He was searched and was found to be concealing six wraps of heroin in his jacket, a baseball bat and £75 in cash.

Huntley was charged and admitted two counts of allowing her premise to be used to supply Class A drugs, one count of possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply and a further count of acquiring, possessing or using criminal property. She was given a total of 20-months imprisonment suspended for two years and was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

Miah, of no fixed address, was jailed for two years’ after admitting two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon.

Following the sentencing PC Dan Onley of the South Operation Raptor team said: “The significant amount of drugs found in Huntley’s home was clear evidence of her involvement in supplying drugs to the wider community. As for Miah he now has two years to contemplate his behaviour.

“We hope this sentencing sends out a clear message to those involved in the supply of illegal drugs that they will have no place to hide from Essex Police.

“We would urge the community that if they have any concerns or information about drug dealing in their community to contact us.”

Essex Police set up Operation Raptor teams in the North, South and West of the county to deal with gang and drug related crime.

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