Five years in prison for drug dealer, 24

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An Ilkeston man has been jailed for five years after being convicted of drug dealing.

Jason Rhodes, 24, of Cotmanhay Road, was arrested after a police raid at Monsall Avenue in Ilkeston on May 14.

He appeared at Derby Crown Court on August 7 and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs heroin, crack, Mcat and cannabis.

In a previous incident police had stopped him in a car and found class A drugs.

He was sentenced to 48 months for possession withintent to supply class A drugs, with 12 months added on for possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Ilkeston’s Inspector Nick Daines said the police acted on information received from the public. He said: “Rhodes can quite clearly see the severe consequences of his actions and I’m extremely pleased that once again the courts have recognised the harm that drugs do.

“Everybody recognises the serious dangers of Class A drugs, however I am also extremely pleased that the courts have recognised cannabis is a dangerous drug. Some people think cannabis is a harmless drug but this sentence shows it is far from that. People who use or deal in Class B drugs locally should bear that in mind. We will not tolerate it.”