Police uncover drugs haul in dealer's house after stopping him on Staffordshire street

Police uncovered a 'large amount' of drugs in a dealer's house - after stopping him on the street. Cops searched Leon Harrington after coming across him on Uttoxeter's Sorrell Close.

That turned up cannabis, a mobile phone and £20 in cash. However a search of his house saw officers seize cannabis, MDMA, ecstasy pills and amphetamine. Now the 38-year-old has been handed a suspended jail term and must carry out unpaid work.

Meanwhile detectives with Staffordshire Police say they will continue to utilise 'a range of tactics' to tackle drug supply in the county. Harrington had been stopped by 'proactive officers' on Sorrell Close in August last year.

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A spokesman for the force said: "He had deals of cannabis on him, a mobile phone and £20 cash. When we searched his house, we found a large amount of cannabis, MDMA, ecstasy pills, amphetamine, scales and cash."

The defendant was later charged with possession of a controlled drug of class A (MDMA), possession of a controlled drug of class B (amphetamine) and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B (cannabis). Harrington, who pleaded guilty to the offences, appeared at Stafford Crown Court where he was handed a 15 month prison term, suspended for 18 months.

In addition he must also pay £1,000 in costs and carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. Detective Sergeant Jon Bradbury, who worked on the case. He said: “Officers across Staffordshire and being proactive everyday in the fight against illegal drug dealing and the associated criminality that comes with it.

“We’re continuing to use a range of tactics to find out who’s responsible, what organised criminal groups are supplying the drugs and what we can do to work alongside partners to safeguard those coerced into this type of activity.”

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