WATCH: Moment police force stop on dealers bringing £5,000 of drugs along A11 toward Norwich
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Two men from London have been jailed for a total of more than seven years after being caught bringing £5,000 of crack cocaine and heroin into Norfolk.
Curtis Richards, 25, of Maundeby Walk in London, and Charlie Achamgpong, 26, of Talbot Walk in London, were stopped by police on the A11 in Wymondham at around 10.10pm on March 2 as they drove towards Norwich.
Officers searched the car and found crack cocaine and diamorphine with a street value of up to £5,000. Four mobile phones and cannabis were also seized.
Both men were later charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and one count of possession of cannabis.
They pleaded guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing and were sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on May 2.
Richards was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison whilst Achamgpong was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
Superintendent Dave Marshall said: 'Richards and Achamgpong were arrested after officers received information they were travelling to Norfolk to deal drugs. The roads policing team responded effectively by following the vehicle from Suffolk into Norfolk and co-ordinated a stop on the car, where we were then able to search it.
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'This investigation demonstrates the excellent way in which different teams across the constabulary and other police forces are working together to support Operation Gravity – our campaign to target the transportation and dealing of drugs in and out of the county.
'In this one case alone we have prevented thousands of pounds worth of Class A drugs hitting the streets of Norfolk and we will continue to work hard to identify – and seek prosecution – against those intent on committing drug related crime in our county.'
Anyone with information about illegal drugs activity should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101; however, if you have information but want to stay anonymous you can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Anyone needing help and support can also contact Norfolk Recovery Partnership (NRP) on 0300 7900 227. NRP provide confidential advice and treatment for adults with drug and alcohol problems.