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Torquay drug dealer jailed

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Drugs and cash seized

A Torquay man has today, Thursday 21 November, been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for supplying cocaine in Torbay.

Alex Frank Maund, aged 24, pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to the possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Maund was arrested in November 2018 after being detained on the street shortly after leaving his address in Torquay.

A subsequent search of the address saw 138 grams of cocaine recovered from the kitchen cupboard, along with dealer’s lists, scales and £1,000 in cash. The cash was duly confiscated.

The Judge commented that Maund was on a suspended sentence at the time of this offence showing complete disregard for it, and the scale of the operation showed he played a significant role it.

A spokesperson from the South Devon Proactive Policing Team said: “The sentence comes following a lengthy and detailed investigation by officers on the South Devon Proactive Policing Team, which aimed to disrupt the supply of Class A drugs across the Torbay area.

“Maund ran a major drugs operation in Torbay which sought to control the cocaine market across Torquay, thereby exploiting the vulnerabilities of persons residing within this local community.

“138 grams of cocaine with a potential street value of over £13,000 was seized and taken off the streets.

“Today’s sentence goes to show that we will not give up on removing drugs and illicit cash from the streets of our local communities and making them a safer place to live.”


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