Northampton drug dealer jailed for more than three years
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A 33-year-old has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply both Class A and Class B drugs in Northampton.
At about 11.50am on August 23 this year, officers from Northamptonshire Police on patrol in Northampton town centre witnessed Odise Hajdari taking part in what they believed to be a drug deal in Spencer Road.
Following the exchange, Hajdari headed home before leaving the address in Queens Road to walk to Clare Street, where he was stopped and searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Three large packages of cannabis in cling film were recovered along with a mobile phone and Hajdari was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug. Once in custody, a further search discovered more than £380 in cash.
A subsequent search of his home address uncovered more evidence of his illicit activities with a further 7.8kg of cannabis, along with up to a quarter of a kilo of cocaine recovered. The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be between £52,000 and £114,000.
More than £1,000 in cash was also seized from the property in Queens Road and Hajdari was further arrested on possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine, before he was subsequently charged with both offences.
Hajdari’s appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on August 24, where he was remanded into custody and the case was transferred to Northampton Crown Court.
On October 5, he pleaded guilty to both charges, and yesterday (Monday, November 27) he returned to the same court to be sentenced to 42 months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply cocaine and a further 14 months to run concurrently for the cannabis offence.
Detective Sergeant Cory Wise of the West LPA Crime team said: “Drug harm continues to be a matter of priority for the Force, and we will endeavour to disrupt drug dealers, who prey on the most vulnerable people in our society and bring misery to our streets and communities.
“I am pleased with the sentence handed to Odise Hajdari by the courts and hope it also serves as a deterrent to anyone who is thinking of dealing drugs in Northampton. We will stop your illicit activities and bring you to justice.”
If anyone has concerns about drug dealing within your community please report it to us on 101, online at www.northants.police.uk/ro or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.