Shopper alerted police after ‘free’ cocaine exchanged in town centre

Shopper alerted police after ‘free’ cocaine exchanged in town centre

Shopper alerted police after ‘free’ cocaine exchanged in town centre

First published in News

A SHOPPER alerted police after spotting what appeared to be drug dealing in a Dorset town centre in broad daylight, a court heard.

Sam Johnson, 21, of Willowdene Close, New Milton, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, supplying cocaine and possessing cocaine with intent to supply at Dorchester Crown Court.

Prosecuting, Carolyn Branford-Wood told the court that Johnson had been in Weymouth with friends on September 14 last year when the group stopped near St Nicholas Street.

She said: “A member of the public alerted police when she saw a man who seemed to have a small plastic bag with white powder.

“She says the man acted in a way that raised her suspicions that he was dealing drugs.”

Minutes later, police officers arrested and searched the defendant in New Bond Street and discovered bags containing white powder in his socks.

Herbal cannabis was found in a subsequent search of Johnson’s home.

In mitigation, Jamie Porter said Johnson had admitted the charges on the basis that he had given the cocaine to a friend who had asked for drugs.

Mr Porter said that no cash transaction had taken place.

He added: “He got himself into a complete mess but he has now extricated himself from that.”

Judge Roger Jarvis sentenced him to a community order with a requirement to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work.

The work is to be completed in part at an employment and education unit.

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1:24pm Tue 22 Apr 14

master plan says...

Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror
See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits
Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits master plan
  • Score: 14

2:15pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I don't agree with drug dealing generally but I do like to mellow out on some valium (diazepam) now and again. It's very more ish :-)
I don't agree with drug dealing generally but I do like to mellow out on some valium (diazepam) now and again. It's very more ish :-) Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -8

3:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

master plan wrote:
Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror
See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits
Probably PCSOs (Please Call Someone Official) as there are no real police under this pathetic government!
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits[/p][/quote]Probably PCSOs (Please Call Someone Official) as there are no real police under this pathetic government! Controversial But True
  • Score: 9

4:23pm Tue 22 Apr 14

master plan says...

It is a joke usually there is a normal officer with a pcso in the high street they are so blind if you talk to anyone up the end of poole high street they will tell you where it all happens. Last year I witnessed a deal happening in the car park by the salvo army I phoned the police gave them the cars number plate and all they said we'll get someone out to it I waited over 2hrs not a police car even passed the area the merc was long gone by then
It is a joke usually there is a normal officer with a pcso in the high street they are so blind if you talk to anyone up the end of poole high street they will tell you where it all happens. Last year I witnessed a deal happening in the car park by the salvo army I phoned the police gave them the cars number plate and all they said we'll get someone out to it I waited over 2hrs not a police car even passed the area the merc was long gone by then master plan
  • Score: 6

8:09pm Tue 22 Apr 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Controversial But True wrote:
master plan wrote:
Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror
See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits
Probably PCSOs (Please Call Someone Official) as there are no real police under this pathetic government!
PCSO were introduced under Labour not the Coaltion....they should have been scrapped and replaced with real officers. A pointless stunt similar to PCCs introduced by the current morons.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits[/p][/quote]Probably PCSOs (Please Call Someone Official) as there are no real police under this pathetic government![/p][/quote]PCSO were introduced under Labour not the Coaltion....they should have been scrapped and replaced with real officers. A pointless stunt similar to PCCs introduced by the current morons. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 4

10:28pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The Bournemouth Town rangers have less power than a pcso and I see them trying to follow shoplifters around and hassle them.

What next, putting librarians on the streets ?
The Bournemouth Town rangers have less power than a pcso and I see them trying to follow shoplifters around and hassle them. What next, putting librarians on the streets ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 5

8:45am Wed 23 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

master plan wrote:
Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror
See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits
I agree but it seems that police in New Milton are more pro active whereas Poole and Bournemouth police cant be bothered.I work in an area where it is so prolific its like a movie scene yet despite having town cameras (never any bobbies on the beat) nothing ever seems to get done. If you are lucky enough to come across a police officer their attitude stinks and they don't even make a note of it. Perhaps our police commissioner should start analysing the random crime calls we get from market researchers and see what the results really tells us!
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits[/p][/quote]I agree but it seems that police in New Milton are more pro active whereas Poole and Bournemouth police cant be bothered.I work in an area where it is so prolific its like a movie scene yet despite having town cameras (never any bobbies on the beat) nothing ever seems to get done. If you are lucky enough to come across a police officer their attitude stinks and they don't even make a note of it. Perhaps our police commissioner should start analysing the random crime calls we get from market researchers and see what the results really tells us! Dibbles2
  • Score: 1

3:26pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BH1 loyal says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
master plan wrote:
Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror
See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits
I agree but it seems that police in New Milton are more pro active whereas Poole and Bournemouth police cant be bothered.I work in an area where it is so prolific its like a movie scene yet despite having town cameras (never any bobbies on the beat) nothing ever seems to get done. If you are lucky enough to come across a police officer their attitude stinks and they don't even make a note of it. Perhaps our police commissioner should start analysing the random crime calls we get from market researchers and see what the results really tells us!
Considering it was in Weymouth, the new Milton police did a good job.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: Drug dealing in the high street??? Shock horror See this happen daily in poole high street. It's a shame seems the police turn a blind eye to it. Plus the high street wardens are always chatting to the culprits[/p][/quote]I agree but it seems that police in New Milton are more pro active whereas Poole and Bournemouth police cant be bothered.I work in an area where it is so prolific its like a movie scene yet despite having town cameras (never any bobbies on the beat) nothing ever seems to get done. If you are lucky enough to come across a police officer their attitude stinks and they don't even make a note of it. Perhaps our police commissioner should start analysing the random crime calls we get from market researchers and see what the results really tells us![/p][/quote]Considering it was in Weymouth, the new Milton police did a good job. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Wed 23 Apr 14

cromwell9 says...

Nothing new then.The Police Know where all thes people live and hang out.
Where there is a will, there is a way
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Nothing new then.The Police Know where all thes people live and hang out. Where there is a will, there is a way . cromwell9
  • Score: 1

6:20am Thu 24 Apr 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Try before you buy.
Try before you buy. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 3

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