Rushden man sentenced to more than seven years after admitting drug offences
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A Rushden man has been jailed for more than seven years after admitting dealing in class A drugs including cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.
Samuel Cole, aged 22, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Monday, September 30, after being charged as part of Operation Viper, the Northamptonshire Police crackdown on serious organized crime, including drug and gang related offending.
Cole, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin, and the possession of criminal property under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
He was sentenced to six years and nine months for the drugs offences, with a six month concurrent sentence imposed for the POCA offence.
Cole was also given an additional six months’ imprisonment, as a consequence of being in breach of a previously imposed suspended sentence.
Detective Constable Scott Allan, of the Serious and Organised Crime Team, said: “Cole’s sentence of seven years and three months rightly reflects the seriousness of his offending, and the damage that illegal drugs cause to individuals and communities.
“Through Operation Viper, the Force is committed to pursuing those involved in this type of offending and ensuring they are brought to justice. I hope Cole’s time in prison will allow him time to reflect on his crimes, as well as sending a clear message that if you choose to commit crime like this you should expect to have plenty of time in jail to regret your choices once we catch up with you.”