Three sentenced for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine
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We have today, Wednesday 8th September, welcomed the sentencing of three males for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.
On Wednesday 3rd March this year officers executed a warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 at an apartment in Moorfields in Liverpool city centre.
Uniformed police officers who entered the apartment found a large amount of suspected Class A controlled drug laid out on a table. The drugs were in in the process of being divided into street deals. Drugs paraphernalia including scales, scissors and bags were also found.
Devere Ogungboro, 31, was present at the flat together with a 16 year-old male who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and 35 year-old Mohammed Awad.
The controlled drugs seized from the address were forensically examined with a total weight of 117.88 grams of Crack Cocaine and 0.09g Diamorphine (heroin). The value of the controlled drugs seized was estimated at £16,770.
All three males pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a controlled drug Class A, namely crack cocaine.
Ogungboro, of Goschen Street, Old Swan, was today jailed for four years.
Awad, of Moorfields, Liverpool city centre, was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
The teenager, now aged 17, was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday) to a 12 month detention and training order.
Detective Inspector Paul McVeigh said: “As a result of a warrant we were able to catch the three males by surprise sitting in the flat and recover a large quantity of Class A drugs.
“These arrests and seizures mean that a Liverpool Class A supply chain has now been disrupted and these three males will now spend a period of time behind bars.”
Liverpool community policing Superintendent Diane Pownall said: “We know that drug dealing and its associated criminality is of huge concern to our local communities. I hope that this reassures them that we will continue to do everything we can to gather intelligence and listen to the public in order to gather evidence to disrupt this kind of activity.
“I would continue to encourage people to tell us if they know who is dealing drugs in their area so we can continue to take this kind of action.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.