A 27 year-old man from Gosport has been jailed for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
Shortly after 7:30pm on Thursday 4 January 2018 a PCSO witnessed a black Audi A3 reverse into another vehicle on The Firs in Gosport. Subsequent enquiries led to a search being undertaken of the Audi after the driver had been spoken to and more than £40,000 of heroin & crack cocaine in individual wraps were seized.
Curtis Long of Southway in Gosport was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and on Monday 26 March he entered guilty pleas for both offences at Portsmouth Crown Court.
Today (Wednesday 25 April) he has been sentenced to serve a total of 58 months in prison. A forfeiture and destruction order was also granted
Investigating officer DC Angela Smith said: “This sentence has recognised that we have removed a significant amount of Class A drugs from the streets. I’m pleased that the court has taken this opportunity to send a clear message to anyone involved in this kind of activity that it won’t be tolerated.
“it is a good example of Gosport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team working closely with our investigations team to keep our communities safe”.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime in their neighbourhood.
Some of the things to look out for are:
A sudden increase in visitors to a house or flat and people only staying for a very short time
Short exchanges between small groups of people at or close to a flat or house
Residents leaving a flat or house on numerous occasions throughout the day and returning a short time later
People loitering in an area and using their mobile phones frequently
New-looking or hire cars parked outside a house or flat that wouldn’t normally be there, and being driven by somebody that you wouldn’t normally associate with driving that style of car.
If you are concerned about drug-related crime or anti-social behaviour where you live, then please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.
Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
Fortress is Hampshire Constabulary’s campaign that looks to reduce the harm caused by drug supply, and supports those found to be exploited and on the periphery of crime by offering diversionary tactics through joint working with partner agencies.