A 22-year-old man has been convicted of Class A drugs offences as part of Operation Revive.
On May 22 this year, Mohamed Mahamud, of Hornsey Street, Islington, London was stopped driving a vehicle in Talbot Road, Northampton, following intelligence that he was involved in drug dealing.
Following a search of the gold-coloured Kia Sportage, officers found a hammer, and a cigarette packet containing individual wraps of Class A drugs, as well as two mobile phones and a large quantity of cash.
Mahamud was arrested and subsequently charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession of an offensive weapon, and possession of criminal property.
On November 2, he appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for 24 months.
He will also have to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and pay costs totalling £1,037.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Rod Williams said: “Op Revive was created to tackle Class A drug dealing and that means targeting the dealers and doing whatever we can to disrupt their ability to supply.
“I am pleased that Mahamud has been convicted for his crimes and I hope it is a lesson to him that we are always watching and waiting for an opportunity to bring drug dealers before the courts.
“We will continue working hard in Northampton to tackle this issue and do everything we can to bring those who blight our communities with Class A drug dealing to justice.”
Operation Revive is the Force’s hard-hitting enforcement campaign which focuses on bringing the offenders of serious violence associated with Class A drug dealing and gangs to justice.
If you have concerns about drug dealing, or someone becoming drawn into gang culture, please report it to us on 101, online at www.northants.police.uk/ro or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.