Man sentenced for drug offences in Bournemouth

13 September 2018
A man found in possession of more than £600 worth of class A drugs when stopped by an officer in Bournemouth town centre has been sentenced.

Amaru Campbell, 19 and of Hannington Place, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 10 September 2018 after admitting two charges of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. He was handed a two-year prison sentenced suspended for two years.

An officer was on cycle patrol in the area of Central Gardens at around 1.40pm on Saturday 10 March 2018 when he saw Campbell and two other men walking toward him.

On seeing the officer, Campbell ran off in the opposite direction. The officer cycled after him and was eventually able to detain him for a search.

In Campbell’s pocket the officer found a black polythene wrap containing a number of smaller wraps.

The contents were analysed and found to contain 29 wraps of heroin and 32 of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £610.

Police Constable Stuart Grant, of Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We recognise the impact drug-related activity and associated crime has on the local community and our officers are committed to doing all we can to tackle the supply of drugs.

“We will continue to work with our partners and respond to any information provided by local residents as part of our efforts to disrupt the supply of class A drugs.

“Anyone with any information about suspected drug dealing or drug related activity in their area can contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via”
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