A detective has welcomed the jailing of a Scarborough heroin dealer and praised a member of the public who tipped-off the police about suspicious behaviour.
DC Darrel Temple, of Operation Expedite Proactive Team, said the four-year prison sentence handed to James Francis David Drydale is a “satisfying resolution to the investigation which had been active over a number of weeks between April and May this year”.
The 27-year-old (pictured above), of Falsgrave Road, appeared at York Crown Court today (Friday 19 August 2022) after previously admitting to being in possession of heroin with intent to supply.
This followed his arrest just before 12.30am on 4 May when police tracked a black Audi TT car he was a passenger in to an address in Cayton.
DC Temple said: “The anonymous tip-off we received was acted upon very quickly and Drydale was located inside the address trying to escape through an upstairs window.
“Significantly, he had the drugs gripped in his hand when he was arrested. We literally caught him in the act.”
Commenting on the anonymous tip-off, DC Temple added: “This type of information from members of the public is the lifeblood of effective policing and successful investigations.
“Once again, we have been helped to secure justice and take another drug dealer off our streets thanks to the excellent community support we have in the Scarborough area.”
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.
Get help for drug addiction
North Yorkshire Horizons - adult specialist drug and alcohol service - freephone 08000 14 14 80 – www.nyhorizons.org.uk/