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Newbury police officers bust 'county lines drug dealer'

25-year-old jailed after being found with large quantity of class A drugs

Chris Ord


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Newbury police officers bust 'county lines drug dealer'

A LONDON drug dealer has been jailed for three years after being busted by police in Newbury.

Officers arrested Raymond Amoah after he was found to be carrying 23 wraps of crack cocaine and 70 wraps of heroin in September last year.

Twenty-five-year-old Amoah, of Norbury Crescent, Croydon, was taken to Newbury police station after being found during a police patrol in a parked vehicle in Hutton Close at around 1pm on September 9.

During an “enhanced search” police discovered the large quantity of class A drugs which Amoah had concealed on his person.

He pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine and another count of possession with intent to supply heroin.

He was sentenced last Wednesday (September 13) to three years in prison for each offence to run concurrently.

Investigating officer Pc Chris Eaton, said: “The sentence is a reflection of the seriousness of the offence.

“Heroin and crack cocaine bring misery to those who you use them and to the families of addicts.

“In addition crime is created as a result of drug addiction. This is another example of how the courts are taking these offences seriously.

“The London county lines issue is a national one and Thames Valley Police, particularly in West Berkshire, is committed to apprehending and prosecuting those responsible to bring about a safer community.”

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  • bruin the bear

    21/09/2017 - 09:09

    Drugs are a scourge and legalisation should be resisted as this normalises the practise


    • EugeneStryker

      21/09/2017 - 12:12

      What was it about Portugal's approach of decriminalising all drugs and dealing with drug users and addicts through the Department of Health instead of the Justice Department, resulting in a year on year decline of drug abuse over the past 14 years, that you thought wasn't a good idea? Alcohol is legal but having a vodka for breakfast hasn't been normalised because that is the behaviour of an alcoholic, ie. someone that needs help from Health Professionals not to be thrown in jail.


  • Louise


    20/09/2017 - 12:12

    These dreadful dealers from London town seem to have one thing in common; I couldn't say what for fearful of upsetting liberal sensitivities. Black & white case it seems to me. Well done TVP.


    • EugeneStryker

      20/09/2017 - 16:04

      Why thinly veil your racism? You don't seem shy about being forthright in displaying your stupidity.


    • Bombey

      20/09/2017 - 13:01

      the thing they have in common is that they got caught. Other than that, a look back over the last 6 years worth of articles about drug dealers reveals nothing.