A London man has been sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment following an investigation by the Dedicated Crime Team in Swindon.
Marvin Nevins, aged 28, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Friday 24 March for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
Shortly before midday on January 19 2017, officers saw Nevins in the Crampton Road Industrial Estate in Swindon. When they attempted to speak to him, he ran off.
Officers gave chase and after a short distance, he was detained on the ground for a search and told officers ‘It’s in my pocket’.
Police found 10 deals of crack cocaine and 12 of heroin, with a street value of £220.
Following interview, he was charged and sentenced last week.
PC George Booth, of the Dedicated Crime Team in Swindon, said: “Nevins had two previous convictions from 2008 and 2010 – these were also for heroin and crack cocaine supply.
“I am pleased with the custodial sentence handed out to him – it reflects the seriousness of drug supply which is often seen as a victimless crime. However, this could not be further from the truth.
“I hope this sends a clear message out to anyone involved in drug supply – we will carry out extensive enquiries to locate you and put you before the courts.
“I’d encourage members of the public to report drug activity in their area via 101.”