A prolific drug dealer will spend 7 years behind bars after being sentenced for drug offences including possession with intent to supply heroin and possession of cannabis, at Guildford Crown Court last Thursday (18 November).
Curtis Brown, 29, of Kidderminster Road, Croydon, was first arrested in the early hours of 15 January in 2018 on the A3 near Haslemere, after being stopped for speeding.
Brown then attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by officers and on completion of a search he was found with over 30 grams of suspicious powder.
The powder was tested and found to be heroin. He was also found in possession of cannabis, a large amount of cash and several phones.
Investigating Officer, PC Rory Brooks-Kent, said: “Brown’s arrest and conviction is another example of the proactive work Surrey Police are doing every day to target drug related crime in the county.
“Following his arrest, Brown failed to turn up to court and was deemed a wanted man. After lots of hard work to locate him and bring him to justice, he will now answer for his crimes.
“I hope this result shows that if you are travelling to Surrey to deal drugs, we will work tirelessly to find you and we will bring you to justice.”
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 TV'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