Lowestoft man, Jason Grimes, jailed for Class A drug offences
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A Lowestoft man has been jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to Class A drugs offences.
Jason Grimes, of Whapload Road, was arrested on Wednesday, June 28, after being kept under a month-long surveillance operation by Suffolk officers from the East Scorpion proactive team, following information of drug activity in the vicinity of his home.
Several drug exchanges were observed by officers between Tuesday, May 30 and Tuesday, June 27, leading to Grimes being taken into custody and subsequently charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin.
He appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, July 27, where he pleaded guilty to all three offences.
Grimes returned to the same court on Monday, September 25, where he was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.
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PC Alexander Haverson, of the East Scorpion Team based in Lowestoft, said: 'We are committed to tackling the supply of class A drugs into the town and will continue to act upon the intelligence that members of the public give us to help remove drugs from our communities.
'We know the harm class A drugs such as heroin and cocaine can cause, both to individuals and communities, and drug use can fuel other crime if addicts commit offences to fund their habits so we will always look to take action against those who are involved in the supply chain.'
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He added: 'This was a detailed investigation and I'm proud of the team who were dedicated, often working extended shifts, to capture Grimes' criminality that led to securing this positive result.
'If you know of suspicious activity taking place in your locality please let us know using the 101 number and we will respond, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.'