Bromsgrove Man Jailed For Drugs Offences
A Bromsgrove man has been jailed for four months for drug offences after he appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday, 24 April).
Craig David Hampton, aged 29, formerly of Grafton Crescent, admitted producing a controlled drug, and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
The charges relate to a warrant being executed at Hampton's flat on June 2, 2011 during which a quantity of cannabis was recovered, along with evidence of dealing.
Co-defendant Anthony John Bird, aged 24, of Wesley Walk, admitted possession of a controlled drug at an earlier hearing, for which he had received a 12-month community order and was ordered to carry out 80 hours of community work.
Local Policing Officer PC Greg Moorman said that the warrant was executed under the Misuse of Drugs act at Hampton's address as a result of information received from the public.
In a bedroom, officers found six cannabis plants and associated hydroponic equipment, together with evidence of drug dealing.
He said: "Drugs are a concern in the Charford area, as they are in many areas, and we hope this sentence sends a clear message to the community that we will not tolerate dealing.
"Drugs cause untold misery to people's lives and disrupting their supply is a priority for us.
"We hope members of the community will feel reassured by our response and that it will encourage others with information to pass this on to police."
Information about drug dealing can be passed on at PACT meetings - drugs is a current PACT priority for Charford. The next PACT meeting for the area is due to take place at St Andrew's Church on Thursday 24 May at 7pm.
Alternatively people can ring West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Issued: Wednesday, 25 April 2012