Prolific Woking drug dealer behind bars for 4 and a half years
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A prolific class A drug dealer has been sentenced to four and a half years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to a number of drug offences at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, 23 July.
Aidan Collins, 21, of Meyrick Close, Woking, was arrested on the evening of 21 April last year, after officers on patrol were called to Chipstead Court in Woking after receiving reports of anti-social behaviour.
On their arrival, the officers have spotted Collins acting suspiciously near the garages. He has then attempted to flee the scene, but was pursued by officers who detained and arrested him on suspicion of possession with the intent to supply class A and B drugs.
A further search of his address turned up a number of illegal drugs including, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, ketamine and cannabis. A phone was also found which contained Facebook messenger conversations clearly showing drug dealing activity.
Collins also pleaded guilty to additional charges of:
- Bringing a prohibited article into prison - in this case the drug MDMA, and was given a 15 month prison sentence to run concurrently.
- Possession of criminal property – in this case a quantity of cash that was gained through criminal means, and given a 6 month prison sentence to run concurrently.
PC Luke Lightburn, who investigated the case, said: “The impact of drugs on our communities can be devastating, and we work hard to bring drug dealers to justice and take them out of our neighbourhoods.”
If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us on 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.
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