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Heroine and crack cocaine dealer jailed for four years

CAUGHT: Courtney Moore

A PROLIFIC drug dealer has been sentenced to four years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court today (April 5).

Courtney Moore, 20, of Unity Place in Selly Oak, Birmingham was found guilty of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine following a three-day trial.

On April 8, 2012, police were called to a report of a firearms incident in Northfield.

A silver Renault Laguna seen leaving the area was traced to Moore as the registered keeper.

Officers went to his address and a subsequent search revealed a large quantity of cash in his car.

A further search of his home uncovered more cash and over 250 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine, with a street value of over £3,000, in a converted roof space in his bedroom.

Moore was initially arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and, although no weapon was found, officers did find a balaclava and a police issue stab vest, with all identifying badges and tags removed.

A judge declared that £4,467 will be pumped back into local initiatives for the local community.

"It is always good to seize and remove illegal drugs from society. We have also recovered a substantial amount of money that has been made through criminal activity,” said DC Rob Gough from Force CID.

"We are satisfied with the length of the sentence today which sends a clear statement to those who seek to profit through ill-gotten gains. The removal of the drugs and the people selling those drugs can only have a positive impact on the local residents."

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