Brentwood drug dealer jailed

A dealer who admitted supplying drugs in the Brentwood area has been jailed for more than three years

Police conducted a drugs warrant at an address in Hawksmoor Green, Hutton, on Thursday January 4.

A search of the property located two drug-messaging mobile phones, almost £6,000 in cash, cannabis and some branded clothing. Several items in the home were covered in a white powder, later identified as cocaine.

Interrogation of the mobile phones found that over the previous 12-month period more than 18,500 drug related messages advertising the sale of drugs had been sent.

Zac Chouman, of Hawksmoor Green, Hutton, was remanded into custody and appeared at Southend-on-Sea Magistrates’ Court the following day charged with drug offences.

On Wednesday June 26, the 33-year-old pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (cocaine). He was jailed for 41 months.

No separate penalty was issued for being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs and possession of cannabis.