Suspended Sentence for Northolt Drug Dealer

Over £1,000 worth of class A drugs including crack cocaine found in his bedroom

Joseph Markwell.
Joseph Markwell. Picture: Met Police


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A drug dealer from Northolt has been given a suspended sentence after over £1,000 worth of Class A drugs were found in his bedroom.

Nineteen-year-old Joseph Markwell of Dehavilland Close was stopped by officers in Radcliffe Way, Northolt on 12 September 2019. They were on patrol as part of Operation Glamorgan targeting drug dealers in Yeading.

Markwell was searched and a cigarette packet concealing a number of wraps of Class A drugs was found. He was arrested for possession with intent to supply. A subsequent search of his home led to the discovery in his bedroom of 74 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of £1110.

He was charged with possession with intent to supply Crack Cocaine and Heroin and remanded in custody.

At a preliminary hearing Markwell pleaded not guilty however as the investigation progressed he changed his plea and was convicted of the offences.

On 12 June at Isleworth Crown Court Markwell was sentenced to 18 months Imprisonment suspended for 24 months, £320 costs and a Victim Surcharge of £149.00.

In addition he was also convicted of Breach of Conditional Discharge and Possession of cannabis and was discharged conditionally for another 6 months with 1 week Imprisonment suspended for 24 months.

PC James Ryan, Hillingdon Partnership Tasking Team said, “This was a complex investigation with issues around alleged exploitation involving a multi-agency approach between Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office. The Partnership Tasking Team are working tirelessly across Hillingdon in response to Drug Related Violence (DRV) and offenders involved in this type of criminality will be robustly dealt with. Anyone who finds themselves a victim of exploitation can always contact Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. They can also seek help and advice from the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700”


June 24, 2020

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