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Drug Dealers, Caught in Guildford, Are Sentenced

Published on: 2 Nov, 2021
Updated on: 4 Nov, 2021

Sonny Lucas – Photo Surrey Police

Two drug dealers stopped in a Guildford taxi have been sentenced.

Sonny Lucas, 30, of Silverdale Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, 28 October.

Chloe Hollands, 21, of Wildfield Close, Wood Street Village, Guildford, had already pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs at an earlier hearing at Guildford Crown Court on Monday, 27 September where she was given an 18-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

Hollands and Lucas were arrested on January 7, 2019 after officers stopped the taxi they were in on Aldershot Road to the east of Guildford. Approaching the vehicle, officers noticed there was a strong smell of cannabis from within the vehicle and both passengers, Hollands and Lucas, admitted smoking the drug before getting in the taxi.

Officers then searched Hollands and Lucas and discovered Hollands was concealing numerous wraps of cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin. Officers also seized three mobile phones and a large amount of cash from the pair.

Mobile phone records showed several text messages linking Lucas to the supply of drugs. Hollands and Lucas were both arrested for two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and one count of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

Detective Constable Rachel Moss, who investigated the case, said: “We’re committed to tackling drug dealing in Surrey and this result demonstrates those who bring drugs into our local communities will face serious consequences. We proactively patrol the county to disrupt the supply of drugs and encourage members of the public to get in touch if they’re worried about the issue in their area.”

 

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