Man jailed for supplying drugs in Norwich
A man has been jailed for supplying drugs in Norwich.
Aaron Leon, aged 20 and from Enfield in London, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Norwich Crown Court today (Monday 12 February 2018) after pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and one count of assaulting a police officer at an earlier hearing.
The court heard how Leon assaulted a female police officer when he was stopped on Hall Road on Tuesday 9 January 2018. He then ran away but was later detained in Springbank.
Leon was found to be in possession of a rucksack containing a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine. He was also in possession of a mobile phone which contained multiple messages relating to the supply of drugs, along with approximately £570 in cash.
The officer who was assaulted suffered cuts and bruising to her legs and hands.
PC Craig Bidwell said: “Today’s sentence highlights Norfolk Constabulary’s ongoing commitment to tackle Class A drug dealing in the county under Operation Gravity. It is a prime example of someone coming into Norfolk to distribute illegal drugs and we will not tolerate it.
“The community should be reassured that officers will continue to act upon any information about illegal drug activity and we will seek prosecution against those breaking the law.”
If you have any information about illegal drug activity in your neighbourhood then please contact Norfolk Police on 101. You do not have to leave any personal details; however, you can also report any activity anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.