Hull heroin dealer sentenced to 9 years in prison

Published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 by The News Editor

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Hull drug dealer Ian Armstrong has been given a nine-year jail term.

Armstrong, 46, from Newtown Court, admitted a couple of charges of possession with intent to supply the class-A drug.

Hull Crown Court’s sentence on Monday follows Humberside’s Operation Impact.

The 15-day initiative resulted in 51 arrests, 48 warrants or related searches and the seizure of cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine and heroin.

A single samurai sword, two machetes, two firearms and £5,000 in cash were also recovered.

The conviction follows a number of raids on homes in Newtown Court in which heroin and drug-related items were seized.

Operation leader Detective Chief Inspector Paul Kirby said: “Ian Armstrong’s nine-year sentence should send out a strong message that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Humberside.

“Operation Impact was launched to dismantle organised crime groups, disrupt their offending, arrest offenders and letting the community know that we are taking action to make Humberside safer.”

DCI Kirby went on: “I would urge people to help us in making communities safer by reporting those involved in drug dealing to the force on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 by The News Editor

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