Posted on Thursday 14 October 2021
A drug dealer who stashed cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine in a bumbag has been jailed.
RPU officers spotted Cameron Black driving erratically in the early hours of June 26 last year and followed him to an alleyway in Rennie Street, Ferryhill, where Black made off on foot.
Black was detained a short time later after returning to his Toyota Yaris and officers searching the car found the bumbag which contained several bags of white powder and a Stanley knife.
A total of 14 bags of powder were found on the 21-year-old along with more drugs at his home address in Bessemer Street, Ferryhill.
And despite making a ‘no comment’ interview, Black later pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine, as well as possession of ecstasy and ketamine.
Black appeared at Durham Crown Court on Friday where he was remanded before being sentenced to 28 months in prison on Monday.
Inspector for Ferryhill, Mike Sammut, welcomed the verdict.
He said: “Illegal drugs can have devastating consequences on our communities and thanks to the eagle-eyed officers from our Roads Policing Unit, a drug dealer has been taken off our streets.
“We will continue, as always, to do everything we can to keep our residents safe and disrupt the supply of illegal drugs.”