Man sentenced for drug offences under Operation Revive
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A Northampton man has been sentenced for three drug-related offences following an investigation by Operation Revive officers.
Disden David Pott, aged 41, was arrested by Northamptonshire Police on May 19 this year after a search was carried out at his Prentice Court home in Goldings under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
The warrant was part of Operation Revive, the Force’s hard-hitting enforcement campaign focusing on bringing the offenders of serious violence associated with Class A drug dealing and gangs to justice.
Officers found a large amount of cannabis, a quantity of cash, scales and a mobile phone found to contain messages relating to the sale of drugs.
Pott was charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug (cannabis), possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) and possession of criminal property in relation to the cash found.
After appearing before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on May 20, Pott’s case went to Northampton Crown Court where he was sentenced last month (October 5) after admitting the three offences.
Pott received concurrent nine-month sentences for each of the drug supply offences, both suspended for 12 months, plus a further one-month concurrent sentence, also suspended for 12 months, for the criminal property count. He was also ordered to complete 20 days of rehabilitation activity.
If Pott is convicted of any further offences during the 12-month suspension period, the sentences will be activated, and he will have to serve them alongside any subsequent penalty imposed.
Sergeant Scott Garbett, of the Operation Revive West team, said: “Tackling drug harm is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police and through Operation Revive we are dedicated to bringing those responsible for illegal drug supply to account.
"As part of Operation Revive we are keen to listen to the concerns of the local community. Where there are ongoing problems highlighted to us, we'll work to develop the information that the public is giving us, in order to enforce upon those who insist upon committing offences. That is exactly what happened in this case.
“If you have any concerns regarding drugs, violence or gangs where you live, please come forward and speak to us so we can work towards addressing the issue.”
Report suspicious activity and non-emergency crime by calling 101, or online at www.northants.police.uk/RO. In an emergency, where a crime is in progress or life is at risk, always call 999.