Two men jailed for a total of nine years after drug deal in Longbanks
Crime / Fri 10th Nov 2017 pm30 03:22pm
TWO men have been jailed for more than nine years, after being caught drug dealing by our West Operation Raptor team.
Myles Williams, 30, of Mandeville Street, East London, was sentenced to five years in prison, while Orlando Abraham, 31, of Hertford Road, North London, received a custodial sentence of four years and nine months.
Both were sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on October 31, after they were found guilty of being concerned in the supply of heroin.
In addition to jail terms, cash and phones will be forfeited under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and victim surcharges were also imposed.
Williams and Abraham were arrested on July 20, 2016, following a drug deal witnessed by our officers in Longbanks, Harlow.
They were later both charged with and found guilty of supplying a controlled drug.
Following the sentencing Det Sgt James Paget of the West Operation Raptor team said:
“We set up Operation Raptor teams in the North, South and West of the county to tackle drug and gang-related crime.
“We are pleased that we’ve been able to target and bring to justice, Abraham and Williams.
“Every arrest, conviction and sentence, motivates our dedicated team to continue to take people who are intent on destructing our communities, off the streets and behind bars.”
Anyone with information about gang or drug-related crime in their community can contact Essex Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.