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20-year-old sentenced to three years in prison after being caught with cocaine

News   •   Sep 04, 2019 09:23 BST

A drug dealer has been jailed for three years after a deodorant bottle containing six wraps of cocaine was found in a car he was driving earlier this year.

Bledar Bytyci, 20, of Whitton Dene, Whitton, London, was jailed for three years Guildford Crown Court on Monday (2 September), after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Bytyci was stopped by officers around 9.40pm on 20 July 2019 in High Street, West Molesey, as the car he was in was linked to previous reports of drug-related activity.

A search was conducted under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and a deodorant bottle containing six wraps of white powder, subsequently confirmed as cocaine, over £1,000 in cash and two smart phones were found in the car.

Officers arrested Bytyci, who confessed to the offence, claiming he had been doing it to repay a debt.

Bytyci also received a four month sentence, to be served concurrently, after admitting the possession of criminal property. He was given six points on his licence and a £150 fine for driving without a licence and insurance.

The court ruled that the drugs should be destroyed and the cash forfeited under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Investigating officer, PC Darrell Taylor said: “Repaying a debt can never justify dealing drugs and the sentence handed to Bytyci shows the consequences he is now facing as a result. Whether you’re a first time or a repeat offender, we don’t tolerate drug dealing in any shape or form and we will do our utmost to ensure those involved are brought to justice.

“We are grateful for the information we received from members of the public about the car he was driving. Please continue to raise any concerns you may have about drug-related activity in your area with us – the sentence handed out this week shows that we will act on the information we receive.”

If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

What are the signs of potential drug dealing?

- Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night

- People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash

- Lots of visitors bringing items such as T.V's or bikes but leaving empty handed

- Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address.

What we want to know:

- Time, date and place

- Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour

- Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing

- Direction they travelling to and from

- How many times you have seen them – is it always at the same time of day?

Don’t put yourself at risk while gathering this information. Please always pass the information to the police and do not confront or approach suspected drug dealers.