TROWBRIDGE drug dealer Kaseem Smiri has been sentenced to three years and two months in prison for possession of heroin with intent to supply, possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.
On 26 January 2016, officers from the Dedicated Crime Team attended an address in Lamplighters Walk, Trowbridge, to conduct enquiries in relation to another man. Inside the address, they located 24-year-old Smiri, who was initially uncooperative and delayed officers long enough for a second man to escape via an upstairs window.
This man returned a short time later and upon seeing police were still in attendance, attempted to escape again. He was brought under control and arrested.
Officers searched the address and found a package of heroin worth £1,000 and a package of wraps of crack cocaine worth over £500 floating in the upstairs toilet. There was also an area in the bedroom where Class A drugs were clearly being prepared for sale. Scales, £500 in cash, knife blades and similar paraphernalia were located and seized. Smiri, who at the time was on license from prison for Class A drug supply offences, was arrested.
Despite refusing to give an account in interview, Smiri pleaded guilty to the offences prior to the commencement of a trial.
PC David Hambly, of the Dedicated Crime Team at Melksham, said: “Crack cocaine and heroin destroy lives and the criminal behaviour associated with it blights entire communities.
“I am happy with the sentence in this case and urge members of the public to let us know if they become aware of drug and gang activity in their area, all information is treated with the utmost discretion.”