A drug dealer was jailed for more than three years after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (8 February).
Ramone Williams, 31 of Friern Barnet Road, Barnet, was pulled over by a proactive drugs team officers and firearms officers on the Ewell Bypass.
Williams was arrested after officers suspected he might have concealed drugs internally and he was taken to hospital for his welfare. The driver, a female in her late thirties, was also arrested and taken to hospital, but has since been released with no further action.
When Williams was strip searched, officers became aware of further evidence that he was concealing drugs internally.
He was further detained and ended up spending eight days in custody, under 24 hour supervision, with a drugs toilet deployed.
He was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. Williams was sentenced to three years and four months in prison and also received 12 weeks for breaching a suspended sentence.
Detective Inspector Paul Gordon said: “The sentence handed out follows a lengthy investigation into Williams’ actions.
“His refusal to use the facilities led to a significant impact upon resources as officers were needed to constantly monitor him. However, the result at court showed that it was worthwhile. Surrey Police have a specialist team set up to tackle county drugs lines which tackle drug dealers just like Williams.
"Drugs are a blight upon our local communities and we are doing everything we can to disrupt the supply of drugs on our streets. However, we need to work together to tackle drugs. If you have any information which may be of help to us, please do let us know. This will help ensure our officers are in the right place at the right time to arrest drug dealers and put them before the courts.”
If you have information about suspected drug dealing or crime in your area, please either contact Surrey Police via www.surrey.police.uk or by calling 101.
If you don’t want to speak to police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call and you could earn yourself a reward.
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.