Drug dealer’s sentence is a step to protecting the vulnerable, Atherstone police claim

The sentencing of a drug dealer is a step towards protecting the vulnerable, according to police officers. Mehit Akbar, 19, was caught with heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis and was arrested by officers in North Warwickshire earlier this year and is now set to spend the next few years in prison. Members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) arrested him in Atherstone in February. Now he’s been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for drug offences. Stock image. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Sgt Mitch Oakley said: “The sentencing of this male is a strong and determined message to those people who prey on the vulnerable in order to sell their drugs and commit further offences. “All officers are committed to protecting those, who are most vulnerable and we will seek every opportunity to sentence those who cause harm to the individual and the public as a whole.” After being arrested in North Warwickshire, Akbar, from Birmingham was subsequently charged with having crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis among other charges. Stock image. Photo: Paul Faith/PA Wire He was charged with two counts of being in possession of class A drug (crack cocaine) with intent to supply, one count of being in possession of class A drug (heroin) with intent to supply and possession of class B drug (cannabis). Other charges included failing to provide a sample for drug testing, receiving stolen goods and possession of criminal property. Akbar was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for these offences on April 27 at Warwick Crown Court.

The sentencing of a drug dealer is a step towards protecting the vulnerable, according to police officers.

Mehit Akbar, 19, was caught with heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis and was arrested by officers in North Warwickshire earlier this year and is now set to spend the next few years in prison.

Members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) arrested him in Atherstone in February.

Now he’s been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for drug offences.

Stock image. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Sgt Mitch Oakley said: “The sentencing of this male is a strong and determined message to those people who prey on the vulnerable in order to sell their drugs and commit further offences.

“All officers are committed to protecting those, who are most vulnerable and we will seek every opportunity to sentence those who cause harm to the individual and the public as a whole.”

After being arrested in North Warwickshire, Akbar, from Birmingham was subsequently charged with having crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis among other charges.

Stock image. Photo: Paul Faith/PA Wire

He was charged with two counts of being in possession of class A drug (crack cocaine) with intent to supply, one count of being in possession of class A drug (heroin) with intent to supply and possession of class B drug (cannabis).

Other charges included failing to provide a sample for drug testing, receiving stolen goods and possession of criminal property.

Akbar was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for these offences on April 27 at Warwick Crown Court.

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