Cricklewood drug dealer jailed following police sting

Jocey Cotton sold heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine and Diamorphine to undercover officer

A drug dealer whose rowdy customers flocked to her home day and night making her neighbours lives a misery has been jailed.

Visitors to Jocey Cotton’s home in Yew Grove, Cricklewood, urinated in resident’s gardens and subjected them to other yobbish behaviour including fighting, shouting and swearing.

The 34-year-old was eventually snared as part of Operation Callender, a police sting targeting drug dealers.

An undercover officer posed as a customer and arranged to meet Cotton in Cricklewood Broadway on March 20 this year.

She took him back to her home where she sold him heroin and cocaine.

On four further occasions she sold him heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine and Diamorphine.

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Hours after his final purchase on April 11, police visited her home and were able to walk in as the door was left open for her customers.

The drugs bought by the officer were used as evidence against Cotton during her trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

She was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for supplying class A drugs.

DC Martin Brown, who headed Operation Callender, said: “Operation Callander has succeeded in apprehending this notorious drug dealer.

“Jocey Cotton and her illegal drug trade had changed the quiet, residential street in which she lived into a crime area.

“Cotton’s own long history of drug addiction led to her drug dealing to finance her own expensive habit.

“This sentence is a satisfying outcome and represents the seriousness with which both the police and the court regard this crime.”