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Drug Dealer jailed

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Convicted of possession with intent to supply class A Drugs

Tyrese Blake-Hakeem was convicted on Friday 18 September at Oxford Crown Court to 54 months in prison for possesion with intent to supply class A controlled drugs Heroin and Crack Cocaine in Torquay.

The sentence comes following a detailed investigation by officers on the South Devon Proactive Policing Team, which aimed to disrupt the supply of class A drugs across the area.

Blake-Hakeem was stopped by plain clothes officers in the Rock Road area of Torquay on 24th October 2019 following a suspected drugs exchange. He was found to be in possession of a large amount of Crack Cocaine, Heroin and cash.

On Friday 1st November 2019 Blake-Hakeem was located at an address in Torquay following welfare concerns for the occupant. He was found in possession of a large amount of cash and two mobile phones. Following his arrest he later produced a package of Crack Cocaine and Heroin which he had concealed internally.

The drugs were estimated to be worth £3645. Cash was also £2720 seized on two separate occasions in Torquay in October and December 2019.

During his time in custody on the 1st November 2019, Blake-Hakeem spat in the eyes, mouth and face of one of the police officers. He was charged with this assault at the time and received a 12 month Community Order with an unpaid work requirement and £100 compensation.

Blake-Hakeem pleaded guilty to the charges at Oxford Crown Court where he had been charged with a similar offence locally. He was sentenced by Oxford Crown Court for a total of 54 months.


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