Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 13 February 2023
A COVENTRY drug dealer has been jailed for three years after he was caught dealing in Nuneaton.
Kenan Kelly, 25, of Three Spires Avenue in Daimler Green, Coventry, was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of Class A and Class B drugs with intent to supply.
Kelly was arrested late last year, on 29 December 2022, when officers went to carry out a curfew check at a flat in Heath End Road, in the Heath End area of Nuneaton.
When officers knocked on the door, they noticed movement inside. They then headed to the back of the flats, where they spotted Kelly escaping from the property through a window.
The officers gave chase and caught up with Kelly and detained him. They were then made aware of a bag which contained £1,000 worth of cocaine which was discarded by Kelly.
He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.
A further search of Kelly uncovered cannabis.
Detective Constable Dan Stanton, from Nuneaton Proactive CID, said: “We welcome this sentencing for Kelly, who is now paying for his crime that causes so much harm and violence in our communities.
“This was excellent policing by our response colleagues who were alert to suspicious activity in the property and responded quickly to locate and arrest Kelly.”