A prolific drug dealer finds himself behind bars this week after he was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Friday.
Edward Chapman, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested on 4 June 2020 when plain-clothed officers spotted him acting suspiciously in a small car park off The Mount in Guildford.
Chapman was the rear passenger in a taxi when he was seen to pass something to known drug users in what looked suspiciously like a drug deal. Officers approached and, following a search, he was found to be in possession of a mobile phone, a burner phone, a small bag of white powder and £640 in cash. He was arrested for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Chapman pled guilty when he appeared in court on 3 August this year. He was then sentenced last Friday (October 21) and received 4 years and 2 months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs – Cocaine.
“We rely on members of the public to report suspected drug activity in their area to help us build a bigger picture of serious organised crime. You may think that things such as the smell of weed or a property having lots of visitors late at night isn’t worth reporting, but this helps us build a bigger picture of what’s going on. We can assure you that all reports are taken seriously and although it may appear as if they aren’t actioned right away, this intelligence allows us to orchestrate arrests such as these.”