A HARLESDEN man caught with heroin and crack cocaine on a police stop and search has been caged for four years.
Sean Philip Grant, 27, of Lawrence Avenue, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court for possession of the class A drugs with intent to supply.
He was faced with two charges, relating to heroin and crack cocaine.
Officers discovered the drugs when Grant was subject to a stop and search in Crown Hill Road, Harlesden, on July 11 this year. He ran from police and was eventually caught in Burns Road after local residents helped police to pin him down. Grant put up a violent struggle.
When police searched Grant, he was found to have 14 individual wraps of heroin and 11 individual wraps of crack cocaine on him.
Brent Police carried out extensive enquiries and found a second address under his name. A search of this property led police to discover a metal safe in the back garden.
The safe contained £895 cash and more drugs including uncut heroin.
The items were forensically linked to Grant, and the total seizure of controlled Class A drugs had a street value of over £400.
Grant was charged and subsequently admitted possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, and was sentenced on Monday (October 10).
PC Paul Connelly, the officer in the case, said: “This is an example of how police stop and search tactics have identified, disrupted and imprisoned a class A drug supplier operating on the streets of Brent.
"This individual will serve a long term of imprisonment, during which time he will be unable to supply controlled drugs. It is well documented that controlled drugs blight the lives of members of the community and Brent police will continue to identify and convict those concerned in drug offences.”