Police say the jailing of a 26-year-old man sends a ‘strong message’ that drug dealing in Ellesmere Port will not be tolerated.
Sean Manning, of Ellesmere Port, was sentenced to 40 months in prison at Chester Crown Court on Monday (April 4) for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and possession of criminal property relating to £2,000 in cash.
The Ellesmere Port Beat Initiative Team conducted a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant on March 3.
They found £2,000 in cash, a mobile phone which contained evidence of the supply of drugs, scales and what Det Con Roy Wellings called a ‘drug dealer’s tick list’ on which Manning had noted amounts of money owed to him by his customers.
Officers also recovered a safe which contained a large glass jar, which had traces of cocaine on it.
Det Con Wellings, of Ellesmere Port Pro-Active Team, said: “Forty months is an excellent sentence and sends out a strong message that drug dealing in Ellesmere Port will not be tolerated.”