Added on 28 September 2017 at 14:36
Two men caught as part of ongoing work in south Bristol to target drug dealers have been jailed.
Michael Donegan, 31, from Wells Road, Knowle, was sentenced to five years after being convicted of possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine, as well as carrying a knife in public.
He was arrested back in May with more than 40 wraps of Class A drugs and a knife, later failed to appear at court, was re-arrested by officers, remanded in custody and ultimately sentenced on September 19.
Tevin Stamp, 21, from Wallingford Road, Filwood, was sentenced on Monday (September 25) to 30 months in prison for dealing heroin and cocaine. He was arrested on September 1 after being seen to deal in the alleyway behind Creswicke Road.
Neighbourhood beat manager PC Matthew Williams said: “Both of these cases are great results not just for the vulnerable people they were targeting to sell their drugs or house dealers, but the wider community who simply don’t want the intimidation, drug use and litter in their neighbourhoods.
“We’re constantly reviewing who’s actively dealing where so we can target areas effectively and local people have an absolutely crucial role to play in helping us," PC Williams
“No one should be afraid to come forward with information – it doesn’t have to be direct to us - Crimestoppers is the perfect route to pass on what you know 100 per cent anonymously.”
Anyone with information about people they believe to be dealing drugs should report their suspicions to the police at https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/tell-us-something/ or on the non-emergency number 101.
Or, to give information anonymously, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their website, www.crimestoppers-uk.org They never ask for your name and cannot trace your call.
If you’re concerned about a young person currently involved in or at risk of drug dealing, contact Catch22’s Dawes Unit, an independent organisation that works with young people and their families. Find our more here https://www.catch-22.org.uk/services/dawes-unit-bristol/