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A 38-year-old man has been jailed for 30 months after pleading guilty at Croydon Crown Court on 1 March to possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin.

On 11 March last year police officers from the West Area Violence Suppression Unit (VSU) were on plain clothes patrol in Ealing Common when their attention was drawn to a group of people sitting on a set of steps.

The team approached and witnessed Garth Murphy dealing drugs, next to him was a small pile of cash.

When he spotted the officers, Murphy, of no fixed abode, fled onto Uxbridge Road whilst discarding several small wraps. He then ran up Fordhook Avenue where he was detained and found in possession of several small wraps of cocaine and heroin, a mobile phone and nearly £200.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and subsequently charged and remanded for the offence until he was sentenced.

PC Chris Kendall, West Area VSU said, “Garth Murphy was openly dealing drugs in Ealing with no regard to the law and the impact it has on the local community. Drugs have a direct link to crime and violent offences so the Violence Suppression Unit will continue to target those that attempt to sell them on our streets.”

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March 10, 2022

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