A drug dealer has been jailed after being caught red-handed with a bag filled with heroin and cocaine.
Officers were investigating early morning reports of someone banging on doors when they bumped into Anton Scott.
The 23-year-old was standing with no shoes on in the middle of Woodborough Road, St Ann’s, when police arrived at 2.05am on 6 February 2023.
At that point, Scott refused to leave the scene, and started to act more and more suspiciously, which prompted police to carry out a search at the roadside.
This quickly led to officers discovering a bag inside one of his pockets, which contained 35 individual wraps of heroin and cocaine.
Scott was subsequently arrested at the scene and was later charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
He would go on to insist the drugs found on him were for personal use until the morning of his trial on 1 August, when he pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
Scott, of Florey Walk, Clifton, returned to Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday (12 September), where he was handed a prison sentence of two years and eight months.
Cocaine and heroin
PC Sarah Gooch, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As Scott has found out to his cost, selling cocaine, heroin and other Class A drugs is an extremely serious offence that brings with it a severe sentence.
“These illicit substances do unimaginable harm to people’s lives and the communities they touch as well, which is precisely why Nottinghamshire Police will always respond robustly to any reports we get of drug activity.
“In this case, we were actually attending reports of a disturbance when we came across Scott, who aroused the suspicions of our officers because of the way he was acting.
“Thanks to officers following up these suspicions and searching Scott, we were ultimately able to seize dozens of wraps of Class A drugs before they were able to cause further harm.
“We hope that Scott uses his time behind bars to revaluate the way he’s living his life and tries to change his ways for the better.”