Four-and-a-half-year jail term for Bournemouth drug dealer

08 August 2019
A man who sold cocaine and heroin in Bournemouth is beginning a four-and-a-half-year jail term.

Nathan Wesley Timberlake, 41 and of Franses Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Tuesday 6 August 2019 after being convicted following a trial at the same court. He was found guilty of possession with intent to supply cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin, burglary, theft and a fraud offence. 

At 11.20am on Wednesday 20 February 2019 uniformed officers were on patrol when they observed a number of known class A drug users congregating in the West Cliff Green area in the town. They hid behind a hedge and on seeing the officers appeared to warn others.

Nathan Timberlake, who was not part of the initial group, was then seen to walk away from the area. The two officers followed him and asked him to stop but he ran away. The officers chased after Timberlake and he was detained. He was searched and a single wrap of suspected drugs was found in his trouser pocket. He was also found with a mobile phone and £60 in cash.

He was arrested and taken into custody for a full search. A package of several wraps was located and subsequently found to contain 12 wraps of crack cocaine and 32 wraps of heroin.

The burglary offence occurred on the morning of Sunday 10 February 2019 at Customate in Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth. The till drawer was stolen, containing £80.

CCTV from the store captured Nathan Timberlake enter the premises and take the items.

Detective Constable Michelle Lawrence, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “Nathan Timberlake was responsible for selling class A drugs to users in Bournemouth and I hope the proactive police action on that day and the sentence handed out by the court proves that we are not a soft touch for drug dealing.

“We are continuing to work to tackle the supply of drugs in our communities as we recognise the significant impact it has.

“We are also reliant on members of the public reporting any information they have in relation to drug dealing or drug-related activity. Contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101.”
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