A DRUG dealer spat a package out of his mouth containing heroin and crack cocaine when he was confronted by police officers.

Simon Byamakuma, aged 30, was jailed for 27 months at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, October 8.

This was after he pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply at an earlier hearing at the same court.

Dorset Police said that at around 11.30am on Thursday, July 15, the defendant, of Parchmore Road in Thornton Heath, London, was seen by officers sitting on a wall in Weston Drive while known drug users were congregating nearby.

Byamakuma was subsequently stopped by officers in Cotlands Road and a search was carried out. During the search, he spat a package out of his mouth that was found to contain 22 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.


Bournemouth Echo: Simon Byamakuma, aged 30 and of Parchmore Road in Thornton Heath, London

Police Constable Stuart Grant, of the Bournemouth Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We recognise the concern that drug dealing and drug-related activity causes to our communities and we will do all we can to disrupt the activities of dealers such as Byamakuma.

“Thanks to the proactive work of local officers, we were able to identify the defendant as someone involved in the supply chain and bring him before the court to be sentenced.

“We would continue to urge anyone with information about drug-related activity in their area to report it to us at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.”

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