Surrey Police rounded off 2021 with more successful convictions as part of its continued drive to tackle drug dealing and drug-related criminality across the county.
Thanks to the hard work of our officers working across our proactive units, Serious Organised Crime units and other teams dedicated to tackling drug-related activity, Surrey Police is continuing to ensure drug dealers are put behind bars, victims are protected and our communities are made safer places in which to live.
Last month, a man was sentenced to three years in a Young Offenders Institution after pleading guilty to drug dealing offences.
Sam Elliot Hudson, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested in Walton-on-Thames in June last year by officers who conducted a proactive stop on the taxi he was travelling in.
On approaching the taxi, officers noticed Hudson was fidgeting with his waistband and had two mobile phones on his lap. He was detained and officers conducted a search where they found a large amount of white powder and £100 cash.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. The powder was quickly tested and confirmed to be over 60 grams of cocaine. Further analytical work on Hudson’s phones highlighted messages which were consistent with drug dealing.
Investigating officers conducted a search of Hudson’s former home address in Walton-on-Thames where they found a set of scales covered in white powder residue as well as a small amount of cash and a number of cracked iphones. Hudson was charged and remanded into custody.
He was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday, 14 December.
Surrey Police remains committed to tackling drug dealing across the county.
Detective Inspector Dee Fielding said “Hudson’s arrest is one of a significant amount of arrests we made in 2021 in a bid to tackle drug dealing in Surrey and hold those responsible to account.
“We rely on members of the public reporting suspicious activity to us. We received thousands of calls last year about suspected drug dealing in Surrey and although those who reported may at first feel like nothing is being done, behind the scenes this intelligence is helping us build a bigger picture as to what is going on and consequently make arrests such as these.”
If you suspect drug dealing is taking place in your area, report it to us immediately online or by calling 101. If you want to report suspected drug dealing anonymously, you can do this through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111 or via their website.