Drug dealer from Kimberley is behind bars after proactive police stop

A drug dealer from Kimberley has been jailed after he was arrested following a proactive police vehicle stop.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 9:36 am

Officers had received intelligence that a car was coming into Nottinghamshire with a quantity of drugs on board.

At around 1pm on December 1, 2020 the car was spotted and after it had headed into Tollerton it was swiftly intercepted by police. The car came to a stop after hitting a tree.

The occupants, Luke Jeffers, 25, and Jonathon King, 30, tried to run off but were quickly arrested by Rushcliffe officers.

Jonathon King

When they searched the car they found a block of drugs, the size of a large brick, wrapped in brown parcel tape. It turned out to be cocaine.

A number of phones were also found inside the vehicle and £1,000 cash was also seized from a coat in the car.

King, formerly of Hardy Street, Kimberley, and Jeffers, formerly of Main Street, Gamston, were charged with drug offences and appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing.

King was sentenced to two years and seven months after admitting a charge of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug and being found guilty of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Jeffers was jailed for four years and ten months after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Detective Inspector Kim Binns, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "This case involved some great police work from the outset, from the officers who stopped the car and swiftly arrested the occupants and the detectives whose hard work during the investigation led to Jeffers and King being brought to justice.

“Drug crime can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and drug supply offences are taken incredibly seriously by the force.

“I'm pleased we were able to remove these drugs from our streets and that two drug dealers are now spending time in prison for their actions.

“Nottinghamshire Police will always investigate reports of drug crime and take positive robust action against those who commit such offences which cause so much misery in our communities.

“Our officers also work closely with local communities to gather intelligence to help tackle drug-related crime and that's why it's vital that if you see something suspicious in your area, you report it to police.

“We will always take those reports seriously and ensure that any concerns you raise are investigated.

"If you see something suspicious in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, dial 999."

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