Drug dealer kept cocaine in freezer

A drug dealer who stored cocaine in his freezer has been jailed following an investigation by Greenwich Police.

Joel Henry – aged 30, of Lord Warwick Street, SE18 pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment.

Henry was arrested on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 following a proactive operation by officers from the Greenwich Violent and Organised Crime Unit.

Officers executed a warrant at Henry’s address in Lord Warwick Street and once inside the property they found a quantity of cash and cocaine. In total, around £3,000 was recovered. On searching the premises, officers discovered wraps of cocaine, ready to be dealt on the streets, stored within a freezer in the kitchen. There were also larger quantities of cocaine in a compressed form in the bedroom.

In total cocaine with an estimated street value of over £10,000 was recovered.

DC Stacey Bates who led the investigation said: “Drug dealing and the associated criminal activity that comes with it brings misery to our communities. I hope this sentencing sends a strong message to those who choose to deal drugs – Greenwich police will target you, arrest you and put you before the courts to face the consequences.”

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