YEOVIL NEWS: Men who targeted vulnerable people with drugs are sent to prison

YEOVIL NEWS: Men who targeted vulnerable people with drugs are sent to prison

TWO men have been sentenced to prison for drug dealing offences in Yeovil.

Che McLoed, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with the intent to supply class A drugs, and received 42 months in prison (minus 40 days on tag) on May 3, 2017.

 While 28-year-old Clive Owusu-Dome, from Conley Road in London, also pleaded guilty to drug dealing and was sentenced on May 11, 2017, to a total of three years and three months in prison for these offences and breaching the conditions of a previous suspended sentence.

The two were arrested during a search warrant in Yeovil last year and were found to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

PC Jim Card, from Somerset Investigations, said: “We hope these sentences provide reassurance to the communities across Somerset that we won’t tolerate drug dealing in our towns.

“These two men came to the area specifically to target vulnerable people and peddle class A drugs. But we want to send a clear message to dealers outside Somerset that we won’t have it.

“Policing teams in Avon and Somerset and across the country have been working together, with help from the public and our partner agencies, to identify and disrupt drug dealing networks and we remain committed to tackling this issue.

“I want to thank local residents for continuing to provide us with information about suspected dealing in their communities. It’s so important we all work together.”

If you have information about suspected drug crime you can pass it on via the police website or by calling the 101 number.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. Always dial 999 if you believe a crime is in progress or someone is in danger.