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Guildford Man Gets Two Years for Drugs Offences

Published on: 14 Sep, 2022
Updated on: 18 Sep, 2022

William McKeague

A man was sentenced to two years in prison at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (September 7) after pleading guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

William McKeague, 22, from Hazel Avenue, Guildford, was sentenced after a vehicle stop in 2020 found him to be in possession of a large amount of cash, burner phones and cocaine.

Whilst on patrol, police stopped the vehicle along Willow Way, Guildford, and searched McKeague and his passenger under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act. Among McKeague’s possessions were two burner phones, 10 small bags of cocaine, and £2,265 in cash, forfeited as part of his sentence.

After a full investigation, McKeague was charged. The passenger had no further action taken against him.

Map showing location of Willow Way, Bellfields where McKeague was stopped. Apple Maps

PC David Oliver, who investigated the case, said “This case demonstrates the excellent, proactive police work which we carry out on a daily basis, leading to fewer drug dealers on the streets of Surrey and a better environment for the local community, who should not have to put up with the blight that is drug dealing.”

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  1. Ben Paton Reply

    September 17, 2022 at 9:11 am

    The Dragon reported a few weeks ago that a young man got three years for robbing an off-license of £200.

    A drug dealer is surely a greater danger to society. The dealer has probably made a multiple of £200. In the process, he may have exploited dozens of vulnerable people and corrupted others. Yet by comparison he only gets two years.

    Our justice system is not working.

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