Chatteris man admits drug dealing
A man from Chatteris has been sentenced after being caught drug dealing in the Fenland town.
Ki Seward, 21, was arrested by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) on May 24 last year after they carried out a warrant at his home in Chapel Lane.
Inside they found about £360 of cannabis in his bedroom, along with £100 of cocaine, digital weighing scales and several mobile phones.
Hidden inside the cooker’s extractor hood was a golf-ball sized wrap of phenacetin – a cutting agent for cocaine – and a small set of digital scales.
Seward was arrested but released under investigation while further enquiries were carried out.
On June 9 he was re-arrested after fresh evidence came to light following examination of his mobile phones, which showed clear evidence of drug dealing.
A further search of his bedroom found another set of scales and a money tin under the bed with the key hidden inside a deodorant bottle.
Inside the tin officers found £650 in cash, about £110 of cannabis and about £280 of cocaine.
Seward was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years, at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (June 9), having previously admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to supply cannabis.
He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and complete a 30-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.
Detective Constable Tom Adams, who investigated, said: “This has been a long investigation with a lot of hard work being put in by the local neighbourhood team who have been aware of concerns from the Chatteris community for many, many months.
“Tackling drug dealing is a priority for the force – we know it brings misery to our communities right across the county which is why we work so hard to put offenders before the courts.”