Scarborough Class A drug dealer jailed for eight years and four months
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Detectives in Scarborough have brought a prolific local drug dealer to justice.
Deiniol James Luke Thorpe (pictured), aged 27, from Osgodby, was sentenced eight years and four months’ imprisonment at York Crown Court today (Tuesday 5 April 2022).
A long-running police investigation included a warrant being executed at his home address in November 2019.
This resulted in guilty pleas for being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug MDMA (more commonly known as ecstasy), possession with intent to supply cannabis, production of cannabis and possession of criminal property - £6,915 in cash.
Despite being charged to court in July 2021, Thorpe continued to commit offences which he also admitted.
He was further arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and offering to supply crack cocaine between July and September 2021.
Thorpe has been held in custody since 20 September last year awaiting the sentencing.
Detective Constable Darrel Temple, of Scarborough and Ryedale CID, said: “Thorpe has been a prolific local drug dealer and it’s very pleasing to see him being handed a significant custodial sentence.
“His involvement in supply Class A drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and crack cocaine meant he was putting many vulnerable and addicted people at great risk of serious ill health and even death.
“The fact that he continued to offend even after he was initially charged to court shows his sheer disdain of the law and the local community.
“Thorpe has now got time to reflect on his damaging criminal behaviour and lifestyle. Hopefully he will use this as a turning point in his life and begin to work hard to change his ways.”
Reporting information about drug-related crime
Anyone with any information about suspected drug-related crime are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.
Always dial 999 if an emergency response is required.
If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or make a report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
The signs of drug dealing can include
Increased callers at a property at all times of the day or night
Increase in cars pulling up for short periods of time
Different accents at a property
Anti-social behaviour at a property
Not seeing the resident for long periods of time
Drug-related rubbish – small plastic bags, syringes
Windows covered or curtains closed for long periods
Get help for drug addiction
North Yorkshire Horizons - adult specialist drug and alcohol service - freephone 08000 14 14 80 – nyhorizons.org.uk/