Two drug dealers have been jailed after police seized cocaine and heroin with a street value of more than £100,000 during a series of early-morning raids.
Officers executed simultaneous warrants at addresses in Severn Street, Bulwell, Grafton Court, Radford, and Eltham Close, Aspley, on Thursday 6 July 2023 following a detailed investigation into the supply of drugs and criminal gangs.
They discovered large amounts of Class A drugs as well as cash, multiple mobile phones and other drug dealing equipment during searches of the properties.
Anton Sylvester was found with pockets-full of cash at Eltham Close.
The investigation found Sylvester used taxis to make frequent visits to the other two addresses and met up frequently with his accomplices.
A key found at Eltham Court unlocked the front door of the property in Severn Street.
When officers simultaneously forced open the doors at Grafton Court, they were confronted by Leon Wilson who was leaving the property and appeared to be in a hurry.
When they searched his rucksack, officers found large amounts of Class A drugs and drug dealing equipment.
Further cocaine and heroin was found inside the house and experts say the total street value of drugs found in the Grafton Court raid to be up to £9,800.
Even larger amounts of Class A drugs were discovered stashed inside a safe at the Severn Street address.
Experts say the cocaine alone would have fetched up to £80,000 when dealt on the streets.
The tenant of the property, Natalie McCann, was later arrested by police.
Sylvester, aged 36, of Eltham Close, was jailed for a total of 10 years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Monday (18 December).
He had earlier pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine and possession of criminal property.
Twenty-four-year-old Wilson, of Bowood Crescent, Birmingham, was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.
McCann, aged 41, of Severn Street, was given a two-year jail sentence suspended for two years after admitting possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.
Detective Sergeant Chris Mavers, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“Criminals like Sylvester, Wilson and McCann bring misery to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities in order to line their own pockets.
“A great deal of painstaking police work went into the investigation ahead of the raids and to seize and destroy such large amounts of Class A drugs was an extremely good result.
“Detectives were then able to make use of evidence gained during the warrants to prove the involvement of these three individuals in a drug dealing conspiracy.
“I hope the sentences handed down help to reassure people living in these neighbourhoods, and the wider community, about our determination to disrupt the illegal trade in drugs.”