Four years in prison for man caught with crack cocaine and diamorphine - Slough
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A man who was caught in possession of crack cocaine and diamorphine at Slough railway station has been jailed for four years, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Jermaine Duhaney, 36, and of Mildenhall road, Slough, was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A status.
On Thursday 12 August, a judge sentenced him to four years imprisonment.
Duhaney first came to the attention of officers while on a bicycle near the entrance of Slough railway station on Friday 24 April, 2020. They noticed he was using his phone and looking around but did not appear to be going into the station to travel.
Officers approached Duhaney to ask his reason for travelling, as restrictions were in place due to Covid-19.
He was reluctant to engage with officers and seemed agitated and was constantly touching his pockets and around his waist. Duhaney initially told officers he was shopping, but when questioned why he was on the wrong side of the station for shops, he changed his story to say he was meeting friends.
Duhaney then produced a second phone and officers noticed he was wearing two pairs of trousers. Due to his suspicious behaviour and change of answers, he was searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Upon search, he was found to be in possession of several wraps of crack cocaine concealed in a yellow Kinder Egg container. Duhaney was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs of Class A status and conveyed to police custody for question.
A strip search was authorised, and a second yellow Kinder Egg container was found concealed in his underwear, containing around nine wraps of diamorphine.
The Class A drugs seized were identified as two grams of crack cocaine and four grams of diamorphine, with a street value of around £360.
BTP Detective Constable Lauren Pace said: “The movement of drugs on the railway network will absolutely not be tolerated, and we are grateful to the courts for the sentence imposed.
“Thanks to the proactive work of our officers, potentially harmful crack cocaine and diamorphine is out of circulation and Duhaney will have time to reflect on his actions behind bars.
“Whether you see us or not, our dedicated officers are patrolling the rail network daily to tackle the movement of drugs and illicit cash across the country and disrupt the County Lines business model.
“If see something that doesn’t look right on the rail network, text us on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency, always dial 999.”