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Man sentenced for drug supply in South Devon

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Over £100,000 worth of drugs seized

A 49-year-old man from Paignton has been sentenced to four years and one month in prison for supplying drugs in South Devon.

Paul Freeman, of Winner Street, pleaded guilty to the charges at Exeter Crown Court and was sentenced on Friday 19 July.

On 15 June 2019, Police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Dawlish where they located a large quantity of controlled drugs in the freezer and in the wardrobe. Over £2000 in cash was also located and seized.

During a further search of Freeman’s home address, assets including drug wraps were located and seized by officers.

Heroin totalling a street value of £119,000, equal to nearly 12,000 street deals, was seized during the operation.

Freeman was arrested in Dawlish and later charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act. 

Paul Freeman appeared at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday 18 July where he pled guilty to the charges. He was sentenced at court to four years and one month in prison of Friday 19 July.

A police spokesperson said: “This is another great outcome the Proactive team and another drug dealer off the streets of South Devon.  As ever, we will continue to pursue those who exploit the vulnerable and supply drugs in our local communities.”


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