A drug dealer from Carshalton has been sentenced to time in prison after pleading guilty of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
Klaudio Gjonaj, (DOB 15.01.2001), was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on 31 October and was given a 3 year and 3-month prison sentence, as well as being ordered to pay £228 in costs.
Gjonaj was stopped by police on the A23 Bonehurst Road on 18 August and a search of his vehicle was carried out under Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act. A large quantity of cash was seized along with two bags of white powder. Drugs dogs were used to carry out a further search of the vehicle and multiple bags of white powder were found concealed in the car.
Charged and remanded for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and driving without insurance, Gjonaj pleaded guilty when he appeared via video link at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on 21 September.
Investigating officer, PC Dujardin, said: “This sentencing demonstrates that, if you bring drugs into our county, we will pursue you and bring you to justice. The damaging effect drugs has on communities cannot be overstated and we will do all we can to make Surrey as hostile a place as possible for drug dealers.”
If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us online 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 TVs 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