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'Prolific' dealer who tried to hide class A drugs in his mouth sentenced

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'Prolific' dealer who tried to hide class A drugs in his mouth sentenced

Published by Grace Mcgachy at 3:50pm 21st February 2020. (Updated at 3:53pm 21st February 2020)

A prolific drug dealer faces six years behind bars after being found guilty yesterday (20 February).

Jeffrey Tawiah from Holywell Close, Farnborough, was the rear passenger in a black Vauxhall Astra when it was stopped by police on Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett on January 21, 2020.

When police spoke to the 27-year-old it became clear that he had items in his mouth that he was trying to disguise.

When questioned he pushed the officers away and ran from the car.

As the officers caught him he spat out wraps of what were suspected to be class A drugs on the floor. 

A search uncovered:

  • A quantity of white wraps in a white bag seized from Tawiah’s mouth
  • A quantity of cash seized from the trouser pocket of Tawiah
  • A small black bag containing herbal substance handed to police by Tawiah
  • A Nokia mobile phone seized from the rear passenger seat
  • A Samsung mobile phone seized from the centre console in the front of the vehicle
  • A Sat Nav seized from the front windscreen

He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A controlled substance and on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

Jeffrey TAWIAH drug dealer

PC Adam Grindlay from the West Surrey Proactive Team described the verdict as 'brilliant result' :

"The length of sentence Tawiah received clearly demonstrates how seriously the courts take this type of offence.

"We will continue to pursue those involved in the supply of drugs, such as Tawiah, who has continued to offend.”

Tawiah was found guilty for the following:

  • Possession of class A with intent to supply – crack cocaine
  • Possession of class A with intent to supply – heroin