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29 August 2018, 17:08 | Updated: 29 August 2018, 17:12
Samuel Meshak Pedro, who's 37 and of Gristhorpe Road, Birmingham, was spotted by officers on 25 July, leaving a house on Church Road they suspected was being used for drug dealing.
As they approached him and identified themselves as police officers, he threw away four grams of cannabis wrapped in cling film.
Pedro was arrested and a search of the area uncovered the cannabis.
Following his arrest, officers seized a key to a flat on Grove Road. A search of the flat uncovered crack cocaine with an estimated value between £600 and £1000, scales, and cash.
Appearing at Warwickshire Magistrates' Court on 26 July, Pedro pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of cannabis.
Appearing at Warwickshire Crown Court on Friday (24 August) he was sentenced to 32 months in prison.
Following the sentencing, Detective Constable Adie Hunter from the Nuneaton Offender Management Unit said: "Drug dealing in Nuneaton will not be tolerated. It brings misery and violent crime to the local community, and as a force, we will not stand for it. It was important Pedro was made to face justice for his actions and admit responsibility for his crimes."
If you have concerns about drug dealing in your community or information that could help officers identify offenders please call 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.