Police's sting operation snares heroin supplier

Police's sting operation snares heroin supplier

Police's sting operation snares heroin supplier

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A SOUTHAMPTON man was caught in a sting operation when he supplied heroin to two undercover officers, a court heard.

Paul Deacon, described at the city crown court as a long-term heroin user, met the first officer, identified simply as John, in London Road.

Following a phone call, they went to a railway footbridge where they met a man walking a dog who gave them four wraps.

Similar scenarios twice followed with another officer, named only as Ivan, before Deacon was arrested several weeks later.

Deacon, 24, of Southampton Street, Southampton, admitted three offences of supplying heroin, which were committed while subject to a six-week suspended sentence for theft. He was jailed for 19 months.

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1:45pm Tue 8 Apr 14

saintslou says...

Ok so Deacon was arrested but what about the 'man with a dog. He was obviously higher up the chain as he was the actual supplier? Taking out the small guy will not make any difference whatsoever.
Ok so Deacon was arrested but what about the 'man with a dog. He was obviously higher up the chain as he was the actual supplier? Taking out the small guy will not make any difference whatsoever. saintslou
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2:11pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Bally_Hoo says...

I find these tactics disturbing, the police allowed the deals to continue for weeks before an arrest was made, and then did not get to the source of the supply, who will just continue.
I find these tactics disturbing, the police allowed the deals to continue for weeks before an arrest was made, and then did not get to the source of the supply, who will just continue. Bally_Hoo
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