‘Prolific’ Islington cocaine and heroin dealer jailed for eight years
PUBLISHED: 10:02 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:02 21 November 2016
A drug dealer – jailed for eight years on Friday – had been bailed after police caught him with £2,000 of cocaine and heroin in Holloway.
Three months later, officers searched Bismark Nkansah’s home in Beachcroft Way, Hornsey Rise – and found a further £11,000 of cocaine and heroin.
Nkansah, 30, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Blackfriars Crown Court. He had admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. He also had £3,300 confiscated.
On July 18, Nkansah was stopped on Dalmeny Road after police witnessed him supply another man with drugs from the back of a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and officers found 142 wraps of cocaine, 115 wraps of heroin and £300 in cash. The drugs had a street value of over £2,000.
He was charged and bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on September 22 – when he was bailed again.
On October 18, officers from the Islington Gangs Unit gained a warrant to search his home, where they found heroin and cocaine with a street value of £11,000, £3,000 in cash, drugs paraphernalia and 16 mobile phones.
Det Cons Ben Glinski of Islington Gangs Unit who led the investigation, said it was an example of “excellent policing”.
He added: “It has taken another prolific drug dealer from the streets of Islington. These dealers are a blight on the community and they are making large amounts of money out of the dependency and misery of others. The long custodial sentence is entirely justified.”
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