Redditch drug dealer sent to jail

Phidel Gonzales

Phidel Gonzales

First published in News

A ‘STREET-level’ drug dealer who was caught with crack and heroin after a chase in Redditch has been sent to prison for two years and nine months.

Phidel Gonzales, aged 26, of the Winyates Centre, Redditch, appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday, May 6 when he admitted possession of crack with intent to supply, possession of heroin with intent to supply, driving without due care and attention, driving without insurance and without a licence.

He was given concurrent jail sentences for the drugs offences, no separate penalty for careless driving and received a total of 9 penalty points for the insurance and driving licence offences.

He was also disqualified from driving for six months and that will take effect on his release from prison.

Detective Sergeant Martin Grant of North Worcestershire CID said that on 23 November last year (2013) officers went to stop Gonzales who was driving on the ring road in Redditch.

As they came up behind him he rolled out of the car and ran off while the vehicle carried on and crashed into a fence outside a house.

Officers caught Gonzales after a short foot chase and found the drugs when he was later searched at a police station.

He had on him the equivalent of 70 deals of crack and 70 of heroin, with a combined street value of £2,100.

Det Sgt Grant said following sentencing: “Gonzales is a street level dealer in Redditch and preventing the supplying Class A drugs remains a priority for West Mercia Police. This result shows that when such activities do come to our attention we will relentlessly follow up on intelligence and bring people before the courts.

“The fact that Gonzales has been deprived of his liberty also illustrates that the law takes a dim view of those who peddle misery in our neighbourhoods and will come down on them hard.”

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10:21am Sat 17 May 14

eratus piggott poem. says...

2yrs and 9 months? which prob means he will be out in a 15 months ooooh that is a big sentence! not!
2yrs and 9 months? which prob means he will be out in a 15 months ooooh that is a big sentence! not! eratus piggott poem.
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8:45am Mon 9 Jun 14

Kieron's left foot says...

The state of that !!!
The state of that !!! Kieron's left foot
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