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Sentenced: Drug dealing duo jailed

March 14, 2017
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A man and a woman from Nottingham have been jailed to a combined total of ten years for possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Devon Mckenzie, 55, and Rosalyn McCue-Smith, 45, both of Gordon Road were sentenced at Nottingham Crown court on Friday (10 March 2017) to six years and four years respectively having both admitted to the offences.

The court heard how on Thursday 10 August 2016, officers spotted a known drug addict leaving the pair’s address after appearing to make an exchange with Mckenzie. Police stopped him in his car a short distance away and found heroin and crack cocaine on him, as well as paraphernalia to take both. The officers then went to the house and conducted a search, where quantities of heroin and crack cocaine were found. Also found were lists of outstanding creditors, scales with traces of class A drugs on them, cutting agents and mobile phones. On the phones were text messages that linked both parties to the supply of the drugs.

PC Tom Andrews who led the investigation said: "Class A drug dealers ruin lives and addiction to heroin and crack cocaine fuels all manner of other crimes from shoplifting to robberies and burglaries. The user we detained initially drove having taken drugs he had just purchased which could have been incredibly dangerous. These sentences show that drug supply will not be tolerated in Nottingham. We use various tactics to tackle drug crime across the County and those involved should be aware that we continue to investigate and take these matters very seriously."

"I would urge anyone who knows or suspects anyone of supplying drugs to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555111."

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.

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