Drug dealer jailed after being stopped by police in Exning

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for a total of 38 months after pleading guilty to being concerned with the supply of cocaine.

Denis Lleshi (pictured above) also admitted possessing false identity documents, possessing criminal property and driving without valid insurance and without a valid licence.

Lleshi, of Thornbury Road, Isleworth, West London, was stopped by members of Suffolk Police’s Sentinel team in Exning on April 20 and information found on a mobile phone in his car led officers to Lleshi’s address where cocaine, money and false ID was discovered.

Lleshi pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on May 25 and sentencing was postponed until July 5. He was also ordered to pay £228 to victim support.

PC Harry Tully, of the Sentinel West team, said: “The sentence handed out by the courts highlights that strong action will be taken against those who distribute drugs and impact our local communities. We will continue to work to disrupt and deter these people from operating in our county.”

The arrest and investigation was led by the Sentinel team. The three Sentinel teams across the south, west and eastern areas of the county provide enhanced coverage of Suffolk’s road network to proactively disrupt serious and organised criminal activity as well as increase police visibility.

The mobile unit disrupts criminals and protects communities across Suffolk’s road network using a variety of techniques to deal with offenders involved.

If you suspect drug activity report this via the website https://www.suffolk.police.uk/tell-us or call 101, or alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers to report anonymously – either online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.

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