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Drug dealer found with bags of cocaine in Arnold jailed

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A drug dealer stopped in the street with bags of cocaine and bundles of cash in his pockets has been jailed.

Martin Spencer was spotted in a car behaving suspiciously by police on patrol in Queen’s Bower Road, Arnold, at around 7.10pm on October 29, 2021.

When the 31-year-old got out of the vehicle in nearby Mildenhall Crescent, officers stopped him and carried out a search.

They found 11 bags of white powder, more than £500 in cash and two mobile phones.

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Spencer, of Morrell Bank, Bestwood, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession of criminal property and possession with intent to supply cocaine on 8 December 2022.

He was jailed for two years and eight months at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (25 May).

Police Constable Zoe East, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is another good example of why we carry out stop and searches when we spot suspicious behaviour while on patrol.

“Spencer was caught red-handed with drugs and his ill-gotten cash in his pockets.

“It is always good news when we can put drug dealers behind bars and take drugs off the streets.

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“Criminals like Spencer bring misery and suffering to our communities and vulnerable people. I’d like to reassure them we will not let up our efforts as a force to bring these sort of individuals to justice for their crimes.

“Everyone has a part to play in fighting drug crime and I would encourage anyone with suspicions of drug dealing to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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