Drug dealer jailed after Sandbach police raid Date published: 25th February 2019 4.54pm

A drug dealer was sentenced to five years in prison after being caught red handed at an address in Sandbach during a drugs raid by local officers.

On 13 February Keith Tallant, 35, from Lemon Street, Liverpool appeared at Chester Crown Court to be sentenced after being found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (Cocaine and heroin), acquiring using or possessing criminal property the previous day. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug of Class A (Cocaine) and possession of a controlled drug of Class A Diamorphine (heroin) on 13 February.

The raid was carried out on the evening of Monday 20 August 2018 at an address in Dean Close. Tallant was found at the address and following a search of the house and of Tallant, wraps of heroin and cocaine along with drugs paraphernalia were seized.

DS Dan Loveridge said: “The drugs we seized that day have been destroyed, removing the drugs from circulation.

“Drugs have a negative impact on our communities and can destroy people’s lives. I would urge anyone who sees illegal activity to contact police. By working together with the community we can disrupt the supply in the town so that criminals understand you are being watched and you will be caught and jailed.”