Drug dealer sentenced to over four years’ imprisonment
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A drug dealer will spend four and a half years behind bars after being sentenced for multiple drug offences on Thursday, 10 February, at Isleworth Crown Court.
Shane Leroy Baloyi, 25, of Union Lane, Isleworth, pleaded guilty to:
Being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drug crack cocaine
Possession of Class A controlled drug cocaine
Being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drug heroin
Being concerned in the supply of Class B controlled drug cannabis
Baloyi was arrested on Thursday, 9 September 2021 in Hounslow. Having searched him and an address connected to him in Stanwell, officers found drugs believed to be cocaine, heroin and cannabis, multiple mobile phones and sim cards, cash, digital scales and multiple clear grip seal bags used to package and sell drugs.
His sentencing comes after months of proactive work by officers dedicated to tackling ‘county lines’, and the way in which illegal drugs are transported from one place to another by organised crime groups. Those who run the lines often use children or vulnerable people to traffic the drugs, and the areas drugs are imported into often report increased levels of violence and weapons-related crime as a result. Baloyi is believed to be connected to the Jimmy county line which operates between London and Surrey.
Investigating officer, PC McGill, said, “Securing this conviction is just one of the ways in which Surrey Police are working to keep our residents safe and target drug-related crime in the county.
“Drugs can have a devastating impact on the local community and this conviction shows that if you want to pursue this illegal activity, we will find you and we will bring you to justice.”
If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, we want to hear about it. You can contact us via:
Don’t want to speak to police? You can call independent charity Crimestoppers instead on 0800 555 111 instead. You won’t be asked for your details, and the information you provide will be kept completely anonymous.
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 information to the police rather than confronting or approaching suspected drug dealers.