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Drug dealer jailed following proactive police patrols in Weymouth

Alert message sent 06/02/2019 11:53:00

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A drug dealer has been jailed for two and a half years after he was identified following proactive police patrols in Weymouth.

Zeeshan Shah, 22 and of Sunningdale Gardens in London, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 17 January 2019 after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

On Tuesday 20 February 2018, two Weymouth police officers were on patrol when they saw a group of people congregating on the junction of King Street and The Esplanade. A man was seen removing items from the rear of his trousers.

He was stopped on Ranelagh Road and was identified as Shah. Officers discovered a white package wrapped in clingfilm in the drain next to where he was detained. Cash totalling £225 and a mobile phone were also seized.

Following the arrest, officers searched an address where he was staying at Waterloo Place and seized two mobile phones and drug paraphernalia. Text messages on the mobile phones were also linked to drug dealing.

Police Constable Billy Taylor, of Weymouth police, said: "We are determined to identify and arrest drug dealers in the town and fully understand how it impacts on the community.

"I hope this result and sentence highlights how we are taking action. We will continue to work hard alongside our partner agencies to tackle drug use and dealing.

“I would ask that anyone who sees drug misuse or dealing to please contact Dorset Police to report it. This can be done by either calling 101, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or online at www.dorset.police.uk.”
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