A drug dealer who was arrested twice in 10 days under a designated operation in Chelmsford has been jailed for two and a half years.
Stacy Friend, 41, of Dorset Close, Chelmsford, received two years and a half years for two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin, two years for two counts of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and three months of possession of heroin, all to run concurrently.
She was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday 31 October alongside Trevor Hunt, 50, of Redruth Road, Romford, who received a two year sentenced, suspended for two years, for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
He was ordered to complete 20 days of rehabilitation activity requirement, nine months of drugs rehabilitation requirement and 120 hours of unpaid work.
On Wednesday 3 April, a Special Constable stopped Friend and Ian Tarr, 42, of Tennyson Road, Chelmsford, who were parked in the BP Garage in Broomfield Road.
We then searched the car and found 200 wraps of class A drugs before seizing the drugs along with cash and a phone. Friend and Tarr were arrested before being released under investigation.
On Saturday 13 April, we stopped a vehicle in Park Avenue. Chelmsford, containing Friend and Hunt.
We then searched the car following concerns around drug dealing and found 76 wraps of drugs inside a compartment in the car. They were both arrested.
Superintendent Gerry Parker, of North Command, said: “Friend was stopped at petrol station and found with hundreds of wraps of class A drugs. While under investigation, she was arrested just 10 days later for drug dealing offences.
“Her accomplices, Hunt and Tarr, have also admitted being involved in drugs supply. Friend has been sent to prison for her actions and Tarr also faces a likely custodial sentence.
“We have had a number of successes since we launched a designated operation to disrupt and detect drug dealers in Chelmsford.
“This particular operation looked at the vehicle movements of suspected drug dealers. During the operation, we also arrested a number of people for drug driving.
“The message is clear, we will do everything we can to track down and arrest suspected drug dealers. If you’re caught, we will put you before a court where you face time locked in prison.”
Ian Tarr, 42, of Tennyson Road, Chelmsford, is due to be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday 2 January for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
We made a number of arrests over the operation and since then:
· Terry Smith, 28, of Murchison Close, Chelmsford, was fined and ordered to pay court costs at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 29 April for possession of cocaine;
· Anis Miah, 25, of Cross Road, Maldon, has been summonsed to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on 18 November with drug driving and criminal damage;
· A 33-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman from Chelmsford remain under investigation on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin after being arrested on 2 July;
· Rachael Greenwood, 38, of Linnet Drive, Chelmsford, was disqualified from driving for 23 months and ordered to carry out 60 hours unpaid work and drug rehabilitation requirement for drug driving on 25 September. She was ordered to pay court costs and victim surcharge;
· David Winch, 33, of Kings Road, Chelmsford, was disqualified from driving for 18 months and ordered to complete 60 hours unpaid work for failing to provide a specimen and driving without a licence and insurance at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 21 August.
· A 38-year-old man from Chelmsford remains under investigation for drug driving after being arrested on March 30.