Benwell drug dealer jailed

01 Mar 2016 13:24 PM

Royston Nicoll [View Full Size]

A drug dealer living in Benwell, Newcastle, has been jailed.

Royston George Nicoll, who is 32 and from Ellesmere Road in Newcastle, has been sentenced to serve 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiring to supply cocaine, possesion of cocaine, offering to supply class B drugs, possesion of class B drugs and possesion of criminal property.

He had been arrested on May 8th, 2015, after officers in Newcastle carried out a search warrant as his home. Cocaine, cannabis, mobile phones and cash were seized by officers.

Central Superintendent David Felton said: "Drug dealing will not be tolerated here in Newcastle and we will do all we can to identify those responsible for peddling drugs in our city and get them in front of the courts.

"It is a very serious offence, and this sentencing should send a clear and strong message out to anyone involved in drug dealing that you will be arrested and will go to jail when you are caught."

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