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A drug dealer arrested as part of an investigation targeting the sale of crack cocaine and heroin in north Essex has been jailed for nearly four years.
When Asadollah Zare was arrested in New Street, Chelmsford on November 30 last year, officers found 50 wraps of cocaine and 17 wraps of heroin on him.
His arrest came as part of an extensive investigation targeting the sale of Class A drugs in the city.
Officers also discovered a mobile phone on the 44 year-old on which they found messages which indicated he was selling drugs.
He was later charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday March 26 pleaded guilty.
At the same court on the same date Zare, of no fixed address, was jailed for three years and nine months.
Detective Inspector Neal Miller, from the Serious Violence Unit, said: “Asadollah Zare was involved in selling crack cocaine and heroin, benefiting from poisoning our communities.
“We will not stop in our efforts to tackle the sale of drugs and bring those responsible to justice.”