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Greenford man jailed for supplying drugs in Kettering

A 19-year-old man from Greenford has been sentenced to two years and six months detention at a young offender institution after pleading guilty to supplying crack cocaine and possession of cannabis in Kettering, North Northamptonshire

Nicholas Thomas, formerly of Horsenden Crescent in Greenford, was arrested on 5 January 2023, after he fled from Northamptonshire Police officers who had asked him to stop in Meadow Road, Kettering.

He was detained nearby and searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and a quantity of drugs was recovered. Thomas was arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply a controlled Class A drug.

Thomas appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on 6 January 2023 where he pleaded guilty to the offence and a further charge of possession of cannabis – a controlled Class B drug.

On 30 March 2023, at Northampton Crown Court, Thomas was sentenced to 30 months detention for the possession with intent to supply of a Class A drug. He received a further 10 weeks to run concurrent for possession of cannabis and was ordered to pay £228 victim surcharge.

PC Joshua Unsworth, who led the investigation said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Thomas, and hope this is seen as a deterrent to anyone who is thinking of dealing drugs in Northamptonshire – this will not be tolerated by the Force or our communities.

“Both myself and my colleague PC Harry Cory, acted on intelligence from the community about Thomas’ drug dealing activities in Kettering, which directly led to the arrest and charge of Thomas, who pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

“However, this conviction was a team effort and I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our analytical specialist who also helped get this case over the line and remove another drug dealer off our streets.”

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