Scarborough cocaine dealer pleads guilty following weekend drugs raid by the Operation Expedite team
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Following a drugs raid by the Operation Expedite team in Scarborough on Saturday (9 September 2023) morning, 33-year-old Mark Alan Weaver, of Spreight Lane Steps, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning charged with being in possession with intent to supply cocaine, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, and possession of criminal property.
He pleaded guilty to all the offences which were committed between 30 October 2022 and 9 September 2023. He was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at York Crown Court on Tuesday 3 October 2023.
The Operation Expedite team carried out the search warrant after Weaver was suspected of supplying weights of cocaine in Scarborough.
Evidence that officers had gathered from call data and mobile phone examinations tied him to the offences.
Following his arrest, searches were carried out and a substantial quantity of cocaine and cash were recovered from a vehicle linked to Weaver.
Reporting information about drug-related crime
Anyone with any information about suspected drug-related crime are urged to make a report via the North Yorkshire Police website or by calling 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