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Drug dealer found with stun gun sentenced to 2 years 8 months in prison

A man found in possession of over £11,000 worth of drugs and a stun gun, has been sentenced to 32 months imprisonment.

Zacariah Ledwich, 24, of Bibury Close, Southwark, pleaded guilty to a number of offences including possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs, possession of a section 5 firearm and possession of criminal property. He was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months on Monday 5 February 2018 at Inner London Crown Court.

Drugs found worth over £11,000

City of London Police officers executed a warrant at Ledwich’s home in December last year and found him to be in possession of cocaine and cannabis with a street value of over £11,000. Officers also seized eight phones and a number of SIM cards.

A search of his flat led to the additional discovery of £3,000 in cash and a stun gun.

Ledwich claimed he was carrying the weapon, described by His Honour Judge Seed QC as "dangerous" and "unpleasant",  for protection. 

Cocaine is a danger to the community

His Honour Judge Seed QC, sitting at Inner London Crown Court, said of Ledwich's other crimes:

"Street dealing of any drug is a serious matter but particularly cocaine, which is a danger to the community and those who consume it."

Detective Constable Yagmur Koz from the Major Crime Team at the City of London Police said:

“The City of London Police are committed to the detection and disruption of crime.

“Today’s sentencing ensures Ledwich can no longer carry out his criminal activity and that a large number of drugs and a dangerous weapon have been taken off the streets.”

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