A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.
On October 26, 2021, officers executed a warrant at Isen Shema’s home address in Billing Road, Northampton, after suspecting it was concerned in the importation of cocaine.
Once inside, officers found traces of white powder and drug dealing paraphernalia including parts of a cocaine press, dealer bags and digital scales.
A phone seized from Shema was also examined and found to contain messages which suggested he was supplying cocaine at street level to customers in September and October of 2021.
Shema was arrested following these discoveries and charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. At Northampton Crown Court yesterday (July 6), he was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison.
Detective Sergeant James Adkins from Northamptonshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Team (SOCT), said: “Tackling the harm caused by drugs is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police, as our current week of action is demonstrating, and so I am pleased to see Isen Shema given time in prison for his part in dealing drugs.
“This was a targeted investigation, demonstrating the tenacity of Northamptonshire’s policing teams and supporting agencies, set up to target organised criminals, operating in and around Northamptonshire. This has resulted in swift justice, at a time of high demand within the courts.
“We will continue working hard in our relentless pursuit of positive results for the area and I hope our work reassures the community that we are out there making Northamptonshire a safer place.”
We continue to appeal for support to identify those supplying drugs within the community and information can be provided directly to police or anonymously through Crimestoppers online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by calling 0800 555111.