Drug dealers sentenced after being caught in Guildford
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Two drug dealers stopped on Aldershot Road in Guildford have been sentenced.
Sonny Lucas, 30, of Silverdale Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, 28 October.
Chloe Hollands, 21, of Wildfield Close, Wood Street Village, Guildford, had already pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs at an earlier hearing at Guildford Crown Court on Monday, 27 September where she was given an 18 month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.
Hollands and Lucas were arrested on 7 January 2019 after officers stopped the taxi they were in on Aldershot Road in Guildford. On approaching the vehicle, officers noticed there was a strong smell of cannabis from within the vehicle and both passengers, Hollands and Lucas, admitted to smoking the drug before getting in the taxi.
Officers then conducted a search of Hollands and Lucas and discovered Hollands was concealing numerous wraps of cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin. Officers also seized three mobile phones and a large amount of cash from the pair. Mobile phone records showed several text messages linking Lucas to the supply of drugs. Hollands and Lucas were both arrested for two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and one count of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.
Detective Constable Rachel Moss, who investigated the case, said: “We’re committed to tackling drug dealing in Surrey and this result demonstrates those who bring drugs into our local communities will face serious consequences. We proactively patrol the county to disrupt the supply of drugs and encourage members of the public to get in touch if they’re worried about the issue in their area.”
If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us on 101 or 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 - Direction they are 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.