A REDDITCH man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for his role in supplying class A drugs in the town.
Harvey Peach, of Upper Fields Close, was found guilty at Worcester Crown Court of being concerned in the supply of crack and heroin, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of criminal property and fail to stop.
The 18-year-old was arrested and charged following an operation carried out by officers from the North Worcestershire’s County Lines Team and Roads Policing Officers into the ‘Emz’ County Line.
In September, officers identified Peach as possibly dealing from his Ford Fiesta. They attempted to stop the vehicle before he made off through Sainsbury’s car park in Redditch. He then dumped the vehicle and fled the scene.
Peach was detained shortly after and a search of his car found a large hunting knife and a mobile phone, which contained evidence of supplying crack cocaine and heroin.
At Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday), Peach was given a 26-month sentence for drugs and driving offences, a four-month sentence for possessing an offensive weapon. He was also ordered to pay £1,125.
Det Con David Laver said: “We welcome the sentence that has been handed to Peach, and I hope this sentence will give a clear message to anyone who is involved in drugs that we will do all we can to stop them.
“If you have any concerns about drug crime, I urge you to contact us because working alongside our communities is a major part of tackling drug crime.”