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Man jailed for selling drugs to 'corrupt' police officer

JAILED: Jordan Ingleton is believed to have drugs to a police officer

A MAN who was believed to be selling Class A drugs to a police officer has been sentenced to four years and five months in prison.

Jordan Ingleton, 30, from Buckhurst Hill in Essex was sentenced on at Snaresbrook Crown Court, after he pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

Ingleton was targeted by detectives as they believed he was dealing drugs to a Metropolitan police officer.

A covert operation was started by the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) Anti-Corruption Command after intelligence suggested that a serving police officer was involved in drug dealing.

This operation established that the officer was using, but not selling, drugs.

A 'with cause drugs test' was carried out in October 2013 and having failed the test the officer, who has not been named, resigned from the MPS.

Ingleton was then targeted by detectives as they believed he was the one responsible for dealing to the police officer.

A search warrant was carried out at his home in Essex on 20 November 2013 by Anti-Corruption Command officers.

During a search of his bedroom officers found over £6,000 in cash and a quantity of crack cocaine. Drugs paraphernalia and a quantity of drugs were also found in the kitchen.

Ingleton was charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Detective inspector Bill Wright, from the Anti-Corruption Command, said: "There is no place in the Metropolitan Police Service for police officers or staff who use illegal drugs.

"We will investigate all intelligence we get about crime and corruption by our staff, seeking to either prove or disprove it."

He added: "We do not stop at investigating our own staff. An important part of our work is targeting those criminals who seek to corrupt our staff. In this case; targeting someone who was selling Class A drugs."

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