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'Prolific drug dealer' from East Hampshire put behind bars

A man, described as a 'prolific drug dealer' by Surrey Police, has been sentenced after being found guilty of a number drugs offences.

Jeffrey Tawiah, who's 27 and from Holywell Close in Farnborough, was the rear passenger of a Vauxhall Astra when it was stopped by police on Coleford Bridge Road in Mytchett on January 21st 2020.

Police say it became clear when they spoke to him that he had something in his mouth that he was trying to disguise.

When he questioned, he pushed the officers away and ran from the car, he then spat out wraps of what was suspected to be Class A drugs on the floor.

Surrey Police say their officers uncovered the following:

  • A quantity of white wraps in a white bag seized from Tawiah's mouth
  • A quantity of cash seized from the trouser pocket of Tawiah
  • A small black bag containing herbal substance handed to police by Tawiah
  • A Nokia mobile phone seized from the rear passenger seat
  • A Samsung mobile seized from the centre console in front of the vehicle
  • A Sat Nav seized from the front windscreen

Tawiah was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A controlled substance and on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

He was sentenced to six years in prison at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday 20th February.

PC Adam Grindlay, who's from the West Surrey Proactive team, said: "This was a brilliant result for us in court and the length of the sentence Tawiah received clearly demonstrates how seriously the courts take this type of offence.

"We will continue to pursue those involved in the supply of drugs, such as Tawiah, who has continued to offend."

The force say they're keen to hear from anyone who suspects drug dealing in their area, and urge anyone to avoid confronting or approaching suspected drug dealers themselves.

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