A FEMALE drug dealer from Leamington has been jailed for two years.
Marie Thornett, 41, previously of Rushmore Street, was arrested twice in the space of a few months by plain clothed detectives carrying out proactive drug patrols in the town.
She was first arrested on February 4 2021 after officers stopped her on the canal towpath near Clapham Terrace and seized heroin and crack cocaine from her.
She was arrested again on May 18 2021 after officers stopped a group of known drug users in the Sydenham area of the town. Thornett was spotted leaving a nearby house and changing direction after spotting the police activity.
She was stopped and searched again with officers seizing heroin and cocaine from her.
Appearing at Warwick Crown Court on Monday November 27, Thornett was jailed for two years and three months.
Detective Sergeant Gavin Hampton said: “We are carrying out plain clothed patrols in Leamington most days and targeting areas known for drug dealing and known dealers.
“We work tirelessly to identify drug dealers and prevent them dealing and causing untold misery in our communities.
“Much of the intelligence we base our patrols on comes from members of the public who are sick and tired of drug dealing and the associated criminal activity.
“I urge anyone who is concerned that drug dealing is happening in their street or town to please contact us. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. Working together we can help keep our communities safe.”