Jailed for Macclesfield drug offences

A drug dealer has been jailed after he was caught carrying thousands of pounds worth of drugs in Macclesfield.

Paul Bradley, of Lyme Avenue, Macclesfield, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday 1 July where he was sentenced to four years.

The 41-year-old had previously been found guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

On Thursday 2 November 2023, officers witnessed two men in an alleyway adjacent to London Road, Macclesfield, exchanging items.

One of the men was identified as Bradley, who was stopped and searched on Old Mill Lane. A brown rock substance and a white rock substance were seized from him, as well as a mobile phone, and a knife.

Bradley was subsequently arrested and later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A few weeks later, on Friday 17 November, Bradley was sighted by officers on Jackson Street. As officers stated that he was detained for the purposes of a search, Bradley tried to flee the scene, before being stopped on Half Street.

A search revealed Bradley was carrying a large quantity of cash, powdered substances, a rock substance, and a mobile phone.

He was arrested and later charged in relation to drugs offences.

Testing of the seized drugs revealed Bradley had been carrying heroin and cocaine. The potential combined street value of the drugs may have been worth up to more than £4,000.

PC Adam Archer, of Macclesfield Town Centre Neighbourhood Team, said:

“I welcome the significant custodial sentence handed to Bradley, and hope it encourages others who are intent on drug dealing in our community to think carefully about their actions.

“Bradley was carrying a large quantity of illegal drugs which would no doubt have been destined for our streets, but thankfully thousands of pounds worth of drugs were seized and destroyed as a result of officers proactively identifying someone who was up to no good.

“The harm drugs can have on communities cannot be underestimated, and I hope residents in the area will be reassured that we are doing all we can to stamp down on this behaviour.”

If you have any information about drug-related activity in your community, you can contact Cheshire Police through our website or by calling 101.

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