An Ilkeston man has started a stretch behind bars after being caught in possesion of drugs .
Robert Slonecki, 57, of Wentworth Street in the town, was sentenced to four years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday, June 8.
He was convicted of supplying Class B drugs (amphetamine) and being in the possession of heroin.
Slonecki was caught with drugs in the Millership Way area of Ilkeston on 14th November last year after police acted on ‘community intelligence’.
Police say he was also supplying drugs ‘over a period of time’.
And news of his sentencing has been welcomed by detectives who investigated his offences.
Insp Nick Daines, of Ilkeston Police, told the Advertiser: “This once again demonstrates that we listen to the information supplied to us and we’ll take every opportunity to tackle the supply of controlled drugs.
“I’m absolutely delighted with this sentencing.
“ It means that Mr Slonecki will be off the streets for some time to come.”
Slonecki was jailed for 16 months for the Class B drugs charge and four years for the heroin offence, to run concurrent.