Prison for Wembley drug dealer who kept his stash in Brentford

Karl Thompson has been jailed

Karl Thompson has been jailed - Credit: Archant

A drug dealer from Wembley who kept his stash of heroin, crack and cocaine at an address in Brentford has been sent to jail.

Police found £7,000 hidden in a holdall

Police found £7,000 hidden in a holdall - Credit: Archant

Karl Thompson, 20, has been sentenced to four-and-a half years after police raided his flat and seized £70,000 worth of class A drugs and £7,000 in cash.

Officers also found a vast collection of paraphernalia including a hydraulic press, weighing scales, cling film and self seal bags.

Drugs worth £70,000 was seized

Drugs worth £70,000 was seized - Credit: Archant

Thompson was arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply heroin to which he pleaded guilty in June.

Other substances found in the flat were sent off for analysis and on the return of the results, Thompson, who was on remand in prison at the time, was further arrested.

A hydraulic press discovered by police

A hydraulic press discovered by police - Credit: Archant

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He admitted two offences of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.

He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.

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PC Barry Munnelly of Brent Proactive Team said: “I am very satisfied with this sentence, knowing that we have put a major drug dealer behind bars for a long time.

“Let this be a message to other dealers that Brent Police will catch you and the consequences, as in this case can be severe.”

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