Erdington drug dealer jailed

A dealer has been jailed for five years after West Midlands Police rumbled a drugs den at his home in Birmingham.

Officers discovered a cannabis factory and cocaine after searching Jabari Collins’ address in Ryland Road, Erdington, on 12 January this year.

They swooped on the property after finding cannabis on another man who had been seen leaving the address.

A cannabis factory with around 21 plants was discovered in an upstairs room along with hydroponic equipment to assist the growth.

There was also 29.7 grams of cocaine and more than £11,500 in cash recovered from the property in the search.

Collins, aged 33, admitted cultivation of cannabis, but denied possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of cash as criminal property. He was found guilty after a short trial and sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court last Wednesday (21 December).

Detective Inspector Darren Crutchley, from the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), said: “As soon as officers entered the address there was a strong smell of cannabis and equipment and cultivating equipment was found throughout the property.

“We have all seen the devastating consequences which drugs can have on our communities and we have no doubt this cannabis and cocaine would have been sold on.

“We are committed to tackling drugs and this case should act as a warning that we will catch those involved and pursue court action.”

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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