TWO drug dealers found with a large quantity of heroin and cocaine in a Salisbury car park have been jailed.

Officers from our Operation Fortitude team found Joel Wilson, of Anerley Road in Penge, London, and Joshua Scott, of Gibbs Avenue in Lambeth, London, in the car park on Pembroke Road with a "burner" mobile phone and £585 in cash on September 23 last year.

They were alerted after seeing Wilson squatting down, trying to conceal an item in his body.

While in custody, a strip search of Scott, aged 21, found a quantity of cocaine and heroin while Wilson, aged 23, was later found to have more than 100 wraps of heroin and 50 wraps of crack cocaine.

The Fortitude team, which is dedicated to tackling prolific and serious offenders, analysed the phone and found it was being used to advertise drugs to known users in the Salisbury area.

At a hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday September 8, Scott was sentenced to two years and four months for being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin as well as one month for possession of cannabis.

While Wilson was sentenced for two years and eight months.

Detective Sergeant Darren Penny, of Wiltshire Police's Fortitude team, said: “Drug dealers like Wilson and Scott bring misery and violence to our community so it’s pleasing to see they’ve been given a custodial sentence.

“Our team worked hard to gather intelligence on the pair and we’ll continue our work to disrupt and break the operations that they’re involved in.

“This conviction sends out the message that we’re committed to eradicating this type of behaviour and keeping our community safe.”


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