Samba Cham, 26 of Manor Close, Horley has been sentenced to four years imprisonment after pleading guilty to drug dealing offences.
He was arrested on Friday, 23 August last year following reports of suspicious behaviour near St Batholomew’s Church in Horley. When stopped by police alongside another man, Cham had attempted to discard what officers suspected were wraps of class A drugs. He was arrested alongside a 24 year old man from Thornton Heath in London on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
When he was brought into custody, Cham was found to be in the possession of more Class A drugs. He was charged and remanded. The other man arrested was released with no further action.
He appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday (Monday, 20 April) where he was sentenced to four years in prison.
What are the signs of potential drug dealing?
Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash
Lots of visitors bringing items such as T.V's or bikes but leaving empty handed
Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address.
What we want to know
Time, date and place
Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing
Direction they travelling to and from
How many times you have seen them – is it always at the same time of day?
Don’t put yourself at risk while gathering this information. Please always pass the information to the police and do not confront or approach suspected drug dealers.