A member of a gang from Tottenham who was jailed for nine years for attempted murder in 2009, has been sentenced to two years and nine months today after pleading guilty to supplying Class A drugs in Swindon.
Jermaine Nimoh, 26, of Sheppey Road in Dagenham, appeared at Swindon Crown Court today where he pleaded guilty to the charge and was immediately sentenced.
Last month, a member of the public reported a suspicious grey Vauxhall Astra believed to be involved in a drugs deal and at approximately 6pm on 24th June 2015, the car was seen on Holne Road, Wichelstowe. The car was being driven by a 26-year-old woman from Luton and Nimoh was found to be sat in the front passenger seat.
Officers stopped the car and detained both of the occupants for drug searches. Nimoh fought officers whilst trying to conceal the suspected drugs internally. As a result, both people were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine. The woman was further arrested on suspicion of money laundering after £750 cash was found in her purse. She was interviewed and later released on bail.
Nimoh continued to fight with officers, and as a result, the search could not be conducted safely. He remained under constant observations by officers and CPS were consulted the following day. Nimoh eventually produced the drugs which included 16 street deals of crack with a 59 per cent purity and 24 street deals of heroin at 53 per cent purity. The total street value would have been £400.
Nimoh was remanded to prison because he was on licence for the previous offence of attempted murder and this was revoked because of the re-offending. The sentence handed out today will run concurrently.
PC Gareth Snoad, who led the investigation, said: “The information from the member of the public has led to not only the seizure of Class A drugs, stopping them from reaching the streets of Swindon, but also the removal of a violent criminal from our town, because despite being from the London area, he had been attending frequently as part of his role in the drugs trade in Swindon.
“We are therefore pleased with the sentence given out today.
“This case highlights the importance of community intelligence and I would urge anybody who suspects any illegal activity in their area to call police on 101. We will always act on intelligence we receive. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”