Somerset drug dealer tried to run as armed police raided his home

Aaron Cooper
Drug dealer Aaron Cooper tried to run from police but was caught within minutes of his inept attempt to get away -Credit:Avon and Somerset Police

A drug dealer from Somerset has been jailed after trying to run away from police who raided his home. Aaron Cooper, 30 and from Shepton Mallet, will spend two years and eight months behind bars.

He was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday, April 23, after admitting charges of possessing cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply, as well as possession of cocaine. Cooper was arrested when police, including firearms officers, carried out a warrant at his home.

Avon and Somerset Police said he initially ran away from officers but did not get far and was caught within minutes. Officers found cocaine and cannabis concealed, as well as a substantial amount of cash, at his home.

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PC Jamie Rule said: “This operation has resulted in a significant amount of illegal drugs being taken off the streets. Drugs have a significant and harmful impact on our communities and we want the public to know we will always take action to keep them safe.

Aaron Cooper
Aaron Cooper tried to run from police and failed -Credit:Avon and Somerset Police

“This prison sentence shows there are consequences for those who chose to engage in this illegal activity.”