Drug dealer jailed after being arrested twice in 10 days

A drug dealer who was arrested twice in 10 days under a designated operation in Chelmsford has been jailed for two and half years.

Stacy Friend, 41, of Dorset Close, Chelmsford, received two and half years for two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin, two years for two counts of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and three months of possession of heroin.

She was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday October 31 alongside Trevor Hunt, 50, of Redruth Road, Romford, who received a two year sentenced, suspended for two years, for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He was ordered to complete 20 rehabilitation activity requirement, nine months of drugs rehabilitation requirement and 120 hours of unpaid work.

On Wednesday April 3, a special constable stopped Friend and Ian Tarr, 42, of Tennyson Road, Chelmsford, who were parked in the BP Garage in Broomfield Road.
Officers searched the car and found 200 wraps of class A drugs along with cash and a phone. Friend and Tarr were arrested before being released under investigation.

On Saturday April 13, Police stopped a vehicle in Park Avenue. Chelmsford, containing Friend and Hunt.
They searched the car following concerns around drug dealing and found 76 wraps of drugs inside a compartment in the car. They were both arrested.

Superintendent Gerry Parker, of North Command, said: “Friend was stopped at a petrol station and found with hundreds of wraps of class A drugs. While under investigation, she was arrested just 10 days later for drug dealing offences.

“We have had a number of successes since we launched a designated operation to disrupt and detect drug dealers in Chelmsford.

“This particular operation looked at the vehicle movements of suspected drug dealers. During the operation, we also arrested a number of people for drug driving.

“The message is clear, we will do everything we can to track down and arrest suspected drug dealers. If you’re caught, we will put you before a court where you face time locked in prison.”

Ian Tarr, 42, of Tennyson Road, Chelmsford, is due to be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday 2 January for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Mick Ferris

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