Police find assault rifle and ammunition at New Forest home of drug dealer

Daily Echo: Lethal AK47 found at home of Hampshire drug dealer Lethal AK47 found at home of Hampshire drug dealer

POLICE have seized a lethal assault rifle from the home of a New Forest drug dealer.

The AK47 and ammunition was found at David Williamson's house when detectives swooped on it last July.

Now the 28-year-old has been jailed for 11 years for possessing the weapon and supplying class A drugs.

Daily Echo:

Police started to investigate Williamson (above) as part of Operation Fortress, Hampshire Constabulary's crackdown on drug-related crime in the county.

Local officers searched his home in Lymington last July following the investigation, and discovered the AK47 rifle and ammunition.

Today, Williamson, of Howards Mead, Pennington, was found guilty of possessing the firearm and ammunition at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Daily Echo: Lethal AK47 found at home of Hampshire drug dealer

He was also found guilty of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, and was sentenced to four years in prison for the firearm offence and a further seven years for his drug dealing, to run consecutively.

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4:36pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Horse’s mouth says...

Thank god that's off the street...and the gun
Thank god that's off the street...and the gun Horse’s mouth

4:53pm Fri 17 Jan 14

SOULJACKER says...

Blimey, what a window licker, these people should be put in jail for their own safety.
Plenty of 'Prison love' for you from now on :D
Blimey, what a window licker, these people should be put in jail for their own safety. Plenty of 'Prison love' for you from now on :D SOULJACKER

5:30pm Fri 17 Jan 14

massimoosti says...

How about nabbing the one with a Ferrari less than a miles from the new HQ ?
How about nabbing the one with a Ferrari less than a miles from the new HQ ? massimoosti

5:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

That's an AK74 any way but still very lethal, probably come from Eastern Europe.
That's an AK74 any way but still very lethal, probably come from Eastern Europe. bigfella777

7:00pm Fri 17 Jan 14

dextor13 says...

wow i need one of those in COD ghost as i cant shoot anything
wow i need one of those in COD ghost as i cant shoot anything dextor13

11:09pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

bigfella777 wrote:
That's an AK74 any way but still very lethal, probably come from Eastern Europe.
Def not a 47, if we are really going to start the war on drugs perhaps they should have made sure it works by shooting him.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: That's an AK74 any way but still very lethal, probably come from Eastern Europe.[/p][/quote]Def not a 47, if we are really going to start the war on drugs perhaps they should have made sure it works by shooting him. Inform Al

2:52am Sat 18 Jan 14

dolomiteman says...

bigfella777 wrote:
That's an AK74 any way but still very lethal, probably come from Eastern Europe.
They are made in Russia but what does it matter where it came from, it is now out of circulation.

And where is Southy with his knowledgeable comments to tell us all about the AK range and how its the fault of Thatcher?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: That's an AK74 any way but still very lethal, probably come from Eastern Europe.[/p][/quote]They are made in Russia but what does it matter where it came from, it is now out of circulation. And where is Southy with his knowledgeable comments to tell us all about the AK range and how its the fault of Thatcher? dolomiteman

7:27am Sat 18 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

I thought dealers made big bucks but I've looked at the picture of his street and it's just tidy public housing. Hardly worth doing 5 1/2 years for.
As to guns; how satisfactory that our wonderful laws ensure that only crims (and trigger happy Met cops) have them
I thought dealers made big bucks but I've looked at the picture of his street and it's just tidy public housing. Hardly worth doing 5 1/2 years for. As to guns; how satisfactory that our wonderful laws ensure that only crims (and trigger happy Met cops) have them Dai Rear

8:18am Sat 18 Jan 14

siggyrettes says...

lol, 4 years in prison for the firearms offence.....um excuse me (granted he hadn't used it yet that we know of) but this is a lethal piece of killing kit, it should be a mandatory 15 years minimum. lets not forget that hte AK range is one of the favourites out there for militia groups, how many more are in this country??? in fact, scrap the 15 years, lets make it a full term life sentence for possession of any fire arm.
lol, 4 years in prison for the firearms offence.....um excuse me (granted he hadn't used it yet that we know of) but this is a lethal piece of killing kit, it should be a mandatory 15 years minimum. lets not forget that hte AK range is one of the favourites out there for militia groups, how many more are in this country??? in fact, scrap the 15 years, lets make it a full term life sentence for possession of any fire arm. siggyrettes

9:30am Sat 18 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

siggyrettes wrote:
lol, 4 years in prison for the firearms offence.....um excuse me (granted he hadn't used it yet that we know of) but this is a lethal piece of killing kit, it should be a mandatory 15 years minimum. lets not forget that hte AK range is one of the favourites out there for militia groups, how many more are in this country??? in fact, scrap the 15 years, lets make it a full term life sentence for possession of any fire arm.
Regrettably, as the Lords Resistance Army has shown us, you don't need a gun to kill in the most horrendous ways. Wouldn't you rather take a clean shot? More to the point, if you're a dealer you know you have a statutory maximum of life for dealing Class A but it's no more relevant than the sentence for the gun. Your need for protection is greater than the fear of apprehension so, not a deterrent, except to the likes of you and me...and I have no particular issues about Yardies breaking in on my house, which would not have been the case with this young man, I suspect.
[quote][p][bold]siggyrettes[/bold] wrote: lol, 4 years in prison for the firearms offence.....um excuse me (granted he hadn't used it yet that we know of) but this is a lethal piece of killing kit, it should be a mandatory 15 years minimum. lets not forget that hte AK range is one of the favourites out there for militia groups, how many more are in this country??? in fact, scrap the 15 years, lets make it a full term life sentence for possession of any fire arm.[/p][/quote]Regrettably, as the Lords Resistance Army has shown us, you don't need a gun to kill in the most horrendous ways. Wouldn't you rather take a clean shot? More to the point, if you're a dealer you know you have a statutory maximum of life for dealing Class A but it's no more relevant than the sentence for the gun. Your need for protection is greater than the fear of apprehension so, not a deterrent, except to the likes of you and me...and I have no particular issues about Yardies breaking in on my house, which would not have been the case with this young man, I suspect. Dai Rear

11:29am Sat 18 Jan 14

vag says...

It's a Beretta, not an AK. The AK has a wooden stock.
It's a Beretta, not an AK. The AK has a wooden stock. vag

1:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

siggyrettes says...

vag wrote:
It's a Beretta, not an AK. The AK has a wooden stock.
the ak's have changeable stocks and are highly modifiable (the one in the pic has def' seen better days ),
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check out the trigger configuration and the magazine housing, very much different to that of the Beretta ilk, but either way i'm glad it's no longer on the streets
[quote][p][bold]vag[/bold] wrote: It's a Beretta, not an AK. The AK has a wooden stock.[/p][/quote]the ak's have changeable stocks and are highly modifiable (the one in the pic has def' seen better days ), https://www.google.c o.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j& q=&esrc=s&source=ima ges&cd=&cad=rja&doci d=9sd4EapSfDlZvM&tbn id=3gQGdVFi1qJesM:&v ed=0CAUQjRw&url=http %3A%2F%2Fblog.shootz one.com%2Fak47-tacti cal-cybergun%2F338%2 F&ei=64DaUteXDYju0gW pwoGgCA&bvm=bv.59568 121,d.ZG4&psig=AFQjC NFPO5oLQi26dk4FCUtqP 0E8eUtzZQ&ust=139013 7536480135 check out the trigger configuration and the magazine housing, very much different to that of the Beretta ilk, but either way i'm glad it's no longer on the streets siggyrettes

5:49pm Sat 18 Jan 14

(╯°□°)╯ says...

A "lethal assault rifle" - as opposed to the other sort of assault rifle I suppose.
A "lethal assault rifle" - as opposed to the other sort of assault rifle I suppose. (╯°□°)╯

11:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Someone_New says...

Yes, but
Guns don't kill people, rappers do
(I heard it in a documentary on BBC2)....
Yes, but Guns don't kill people, rappers do (I heard it in a documentary on BBC2).... Someone_New

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