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Man jailed for drug supply

Police discovered £100,000 of heroin in a freezer and wardrobe

A 49-year-old man from Paignton has been jailed after police found drugs in a freezer and wardrobe.

Paul Freeman, of Winner Street, pleaded guilty to the charges at Exeter Crown Court and was sentenced yesterday [July 19].

On June 15, Police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Dawlish where they located a large quantity of controlled drugs in the freezer and in the wardrobe. Over £2,000 in cash was also located and seized.

During a further search of Freeman’s home address, assets including drug wraps were located and seized by officers.

Heroin totalling a street value of £119,000, equal to nearly 12,000 street deals, was seized during the operation.

Freeman was arrested in Dawlish and later charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act. 

He appeared at Exeter Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to the charges and was later sentenced at court to four years and one month in prison.

A police spokesperson said: “This is another great outcome the Proactive team and another drug dealer off the streets of South Devon.  As ever, we will continue to pursue those who exploit the vulnerable and supply drugs in our local communities.”

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