A DRUG dealer was found with thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine after police tracked him using a trail of footprints in snow.
Khalid Deria, 24, was hiding in a garage block when officers investigated reports that a property in Atkins Close, Cambridge, was being used for drug dealing, also known as ‘cuckooing’, on 2 March.
After following the tracks, Deria attempted to run but was caught and arrested.
He was searched and officers found 456 wraps of crack cocaine, worth about £4,560.
Deria, of Avestone Road, Greenwich, London, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was jailed for three years and four months last Tuesday (3 April) at Cambridge Crown Court.
Sergeant Paul Street said: “We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs and our priority is to remove dealers like Deria from the streets of Cambridge.
“This brilliant result not only cost the drugs line a lot of money, but also put away a drug dealer, preventing him from continuing with his criminality.”
If you suspect somebody is involved in drug dealing, you should report this to us online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report or call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Or you can report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org
More information about county lines can be found here https://www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/Drug-networking