"Drugs are a blight on society"
Drug dealer Gurvir Singh, aged 38, of Oadby, Leicestershire, was jailed for three years after he was found in possession of cocaine.
It was heard that when officers raided his home, he tried to hide evidence by throwing a box containing the drugs out the window.
Leicestershire Police carried out a search warrant at Singh’s home in Bluebell Close after receiving a tip-off in March 2021.
In a bid to hide the drugs, Singh threw a box out of the window.
The box was later found in a neighbour’s garden.
The box contained three bags of white powder and a number of wraps with a street value of £30,000.
A knuckleduster, £20,000 in cash, a Rolex watch and designer clothing were also discovered at the property.
Singh pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs, and possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.
The drug dealer was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for possession of a Class A drug, 12 months for possession of a Class B drug and four months for possession of an offensive weapon – all to run concurrently.
After sentencing, a spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act after “receiving information about his criminality”.
PC Alex Newbery, the investigating officer, said:
“Singh isn’t someone we knew as a prolific drugs offender, however, information we received about his criminality led us to execute the warrant.
“When we arrived at the property he tried to dispose of the drugs and throughout our interviews with him in custody he refused to comment and provide any information about his dealing.
“Despite his lack of cooperation, the evidence we recovered led us to charge him with the offences he has today pleaded guilty to.”
“Drugs are a blight on society and can lead to the breakdown of families and friendships.
“We will act on any information we receive about drugs misuse and encourage the public to report any suspicions either via 101 or via www.leics.police.uk.”