London drug dealer jailed after being seen "hanging around" a Norwich school
PUBLISHED: 17:32 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:18 13 February 2018
A London drug dealer has been jailed for 32 months after staff at a Norwich school raised concerns about his behaviour to police.
Aaron Leon, 20, of Enfield, was seen “hanging around” the school and staff called the police, who found him with a rucksack full of heroin and crack cocaine.
When officers attempted to arrest Leon on Hall Road, he assaulted a female police officer, leaving her with cuts and bruises.
Leon was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today after pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and one of assaulting a police officer.
Officers had attended Hall Road on Tuesday, January 9 when there was an “altercation”, said PC Craig Bidwell.
“It was initiated by a member of staff from the school who flagged up to us they were a bit concerned about a man hanging around outside the school and it might be drug related,” he said.
“That prompted our attendance. The officers that went had gone to stop him and there has been an altercation where he pulled the officer over his bike and left his bag behind.
“The bag contained quite a quantity of crack and heroin.”
Leon was soon arrested at Springbank and has been sentenced to 32 months in prison.
He had also been in possession of a mobile phone which contained multiple messages relating to the supply of drugs, along with approximately £570 in cash.
PC Bidwell added: “Today’s sentence highlights Norfolk Constabulary’s ongoing commitment to tackle Class A drug dealing in the county under Operation Gravity. It is a prime example of someone coming into Norfolk to distribute illegal drugs and we will not tolerate it.
“The community should be reassured that officers will continue to act upon any information about illegal drug activity and we will seek prosecution against those breaking the law.”
Operation Gravity has been running since December 2016 targeting ‘county line’ drug gangs. More than 300 arrests have been made and thousands of pounds of cash and drugs seized.
If you have any information about drug dealing in your neighbourhood then please contact Norfolk Police on 101. You do not have to leave any personal details; however, you can also report any activity anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.