Man jailed for dealing Class A drugs in Cheshire town

A man from Northwich has been jailed after he admitted dealing class A drugs in the town.

Renny Hamer appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 28 May where he was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

The 33-year-old of Denton Drive had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine) and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (cocaine).

The investigation initially began in December 2023 when officers became aware of a mobile phone number which was being used to sell cocaine in the Northwich area. The number was used to send flare messages advertising the sale of substances to repeat buyers.

Officers traced the phone to Hamer after they recovered CCTV footage of him purchasing credit for the phone at a local supermarket.

A warrant was conducted at his flat on Denton Drive on Friday 26 April where officers seized several items, including a quantity of cash and the mobile phone which had been used to sell the drugs.

Officers also searched Hamer’s car outside the property where they discovered a plastic tub containing a large quantity of cocaine which had a street value of between £5,760 and £11,840.

Hamer was arrested at the address and later charged with dealing class A drugs.

Following the sentencing, Detective Constable Claire Heatley, said: “I welcome the sentence handed to Hamer and I hope that his conviction sends out a warning to other dealers planning to target the Northwich area.

“Illegal drugs have a hugely detrimental impact on our communities, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure that those involved in the supply of such drugs are held accountable.

“Following his arrest Hamer attempted to evade justice, claiming that he did not send any of the messages and answering no comment to many of the questions put to him.

“Thankfully, because of the evidence we were able to gather against him he had no option but to plead guilty to the charges against him.

“While this investigation has now concluded, our fight against illegal drugs, and those who supply them, continues.

“Intelligence supplied by members of the public is crucial to this fight and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug-related activity in their community to get in touch.

“You will be listened to and we will investigate the matter.”

You can report suspected drug dealing to Cheshire Constabulary directly by calling 101 or giving the details online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report .

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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