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Man, 51, sentenced for drugs offences

August 7, 2018

A man who tried to swallow drugs in an effort to conceal them from officers has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. 

Telford Henry, 51, previously of Beaconsfield Terrace, Northampton, pleaded guilty to Possession of Class A Drugs with Intent to Supply at Northampton Crown Court. 

Henry was caught with the drugs in Weedon Road, Northampton, on Friday, March 30, after he tried to avoid officers in the area. When the officers clocked him, Henry pulled his car over, locked the doors and began swallowing drugs in an effort to conceal them. 

Detective Chief Inspector Julie Mead, said: “Telford Henry was selling both crack cocaine and heroin and making money off people with severe addictions to these terrible drugs.  

“Even when Henry was cornered by officers, he still chose to swallow these drugs in an effort to conceal them, refusing to open the car door and only being detained when officers smashed the car window. 

“I welcome the sentence handed out to Henry as it means another drug dealer is off our streets and behind bars where he belongs.”

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