Dealer had £100,000 drug stash at his Leeds home

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A man caught with £100,000 worth of drugs at his home in Leeds has been jailed thanks to information from members of the public.

Officers executed a drugs warrant at Craig Cheyne’s home on Throstle Terrace, Middleton, in May last year after acting on a tip off from with the local community.

They forced entry at 9am and found Cheyne in bed.

Officers asked him if there were any drugs in the house and he replied: “Yes it’s in the kitchen cupboards.”

A number of black tubs were found in the cupboards containing white powder.

Cheyne, 47, was arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs with inten t to supply.

A 20-year-old man who arrived at the house during the search was also arrested for possession with intent to supply but was later released without charge.

A small bag of cannabis was also seized from the first floor bedroom.

The seized substances were later identified as amphetamine and mcat, with a street value of £100,000.

Cheyne’s fingerprints were found on one of the tubs.

Cheyne was jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class B drugs at Leeds Crown Court.

After the case, Det Insp Jaz Khan, from Leeds district specialist drugs team Operation Quartz, said: “Drugs have a corrosive affect on our communities and fuel crime and anti social behaviour.

“Those who make it their business to deal in drugs should expect to go to prison when we catch up with them.

“Once, again, information from the local community has assisted us in making a significant seizure and we encourage people to keep playing their part in passing information to us, anonymously through Crimestoppers, if they need to.”

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