Hereford drug dealer jailed after complex police investigation

David Evans
-Credit: (Image: West Mercia Police)


A Hereford drug dealer has been jailed following a complex police investigation. David Evans, 38, of Primrose Avenue, Clehonger, Herefordshire, was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on Friday (May 24).

West Mercia Police said Evans ran a "comprehensive drugs supply enterprise" into Hereford. He was sentenced to nine years for possession with intent to supply cocaine.

Evans was further sentenced to three-and-a-half years for possession with intent to supply cannabis, two years for possession with intent to supply ketamine and one year for possessing criminal property. All of these terms are to run concurrently.

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Detective Constable Verity Farr, of Hereford CID, said: “This was a lengthy and complex investigation into the supply of class A drugs from a man who led a refined and comprehensive drug supply enterprise.

“The misery associated with this offending is well known as is the impact on the local community. Evans was found in possession of a significant amount of class A drugs and had been involved in the manufacture of cannabis.

David Evans
David Evans -Credit:West Mercia Police

“This sentence is welcomed as it reflects the seriousness of Evans’ offending. Officers from West Mercia Police will not tolerate the supply of controlled drugs and will work with the local community and partner agencies to combat it at every opportunity.”