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Calverton man, 25, given two-year probation order for being in car with drug dealer who was carrying knife

By Abigail Hunt

A man was given a two-year probation order at Nottingham Crown Court.

The order was imposed on Ben McLean, of Toothill Close, Calverton, after he was found in a car with a drug dealer who was carrying a knife.

The 25-year-old was with Thomas Swift, 26, of Tithe Gardens, Bestwood, when police officers stopped the car and found it smelled strongly of cannabis.

Nottingham Crown Court. (20205501)
Nottingham Crown Court. (20205501)

Swift was jailed for 32 months at the same court after he pleaded guilty to drugs and weapons offences.

He was convicted of cannabis possession with intent to supply, possession of class A drugs, and two counts of possession of a knife.

After officers searched Swift's car, cannabis and a knife were discovered, and several mobile phone were later found at his home.

Thomas Swift, 26, of Tithe Gardens, Bestwood. (20206097)
Thomas Swift, 26, of Tithe Gardens, Bestwood. (20206097)

Detective Sergeant Marcus Oldroyd, who led the investigation, said: “This sentence has come about thanks to great work from Operation Reacher, which works to reduce crime in Bestwood and the surrounding areas.

"We're committed to continuing our work to keep the community safe and I'm pleased with this outcome.”


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