5th Dec, 2016

Stratford street dealer locked up for cocaine and heroin possession

Stratford Editorial 3rd May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A TEENAGER who dropped hundreds of pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine out of a window as the police raided his Stratford flat has been jailed.

Akeem Wright pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to possessing 58 wraps of crack cocaine and 30 wraps of heroin in January with intent to supply them.

The 19-year-old of Oakdene Court, Clopton Road, was sentenced to two years and nine months detention.

Prosecutor Mark Phillips said that at 7.30am on January 31 the police executed a search warrant at Wright’s flat, where he was the sole occupant.

As they went in, one of the officers saw Wright drop something out of a window.

In the flat the police found three wraps of heroin in a cupboard under the bathroom sink, a set of scales in the kitchen and knives and an axe in the bedroom.

And when they recovered the package Wright had dropped out of the window it was found to contain 58 wraps of crack cocaine and a further 27 wraps of heroin.

Mr Phillips said that, based on the total weight of the two drugs, the heroin was worth £280 and the crack anything between £600 and £1,200.

And Judge Andrew Lockhart QC observed at the time Wright was on bail for possessing various drugs, for which he is awaiting sentence at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Phillips added Wright had previous convictions for offences including burglary, battery and robbery.

Kerrie-Ann Rowan, defending, said Wright, who had lived with his family until recently, had left school at 17 with good GCSE results and then went to college to study software programming.

But he had to drop out of that course after being sentenced to a detention and training order for the robbery offence in 2014.

Sentencing Wright, Judge Lockhart told him: “Police officers went to your address, and you were there with your hand out of the window and you dropped a substantial quantity of drugs.

“It is absolutely clear those were broken down ready for street dealing, and you were a street dealer.

“You had an axe and knives in the bedroom, and you were aggressive when you were arrested and told officers you were a gangster from Wolverhampton.”