A couple have both been jailed for three years after they admitted dealing class A drugs in Crewe.
Stephen Brian Jones, 36, and Donna Peacock, 31, of Fanshawe Walk, Crewe, both pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine and heroin) and one count of possessing criminal property.
At 10.35am on Wednesday 29 May, 2019, officers stopped a blue Jaguar x-type car on Macron Way, Crewe, because it had no insurance or valid MOT.
After stopping the car an officer noticed some drugs paraphernalia in the driver’s footwell and then searched the car. The officer found a tobacco tin with 28 wraps – 13 of heroin and 15 of crack cocaine. Officers also found a phone which was used to coordinate drug sales.
Both Jones and Peacock were arrested and a search of their home address was carried out with officers finding £300 in cash and a further quantity of drugs.
In custody a further £133 was recovered from Peacock.
In interview Peacock claimed the drugs were for personal use. Jones made no comment.
Detective Constable Peter Taylor said: “Drugs have a huge impact on our communities so any time we seize drugs and take dealers off our streets it is a positive.
“Hopefully, the time in prison will give Jones and Peacock time to change their ways.”
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