Weston-super-Mare man jailed for dealing heroin

PUBLISHED: 16:37 01 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:42 01 September 2016

Michael Marlow.

Michael Marlow.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

A Weston-super-Mare drug dealer has been sent to prison for four and a half years today (Thursday).

Michael Marlow, aged 29, of Grassmere Drive, was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Marlow was seen on CCTV dealing drugs in Weston town centre at the end of March. He was wearing a distinctive yellow rucksack at the time and police officers attended the scene but Marlow ran off.

He was later found on Meadow Street but no longer had the bag. Witnesses reported him leaving a nearby property just moments before police arrived.

When officers searched the property they found the rucksack. It had seven packages of heroin inside with a street value of £7,700.

Sgt Colin Batchelor, from Weston Police Station, said: “We are satisfied with the sentence given to Mr Marlow today.

“We work hard with our partners, including the council and CCTV operators, to tackle the issues that our communities are saying cause them the most concern. Drug-dealing is understandably one of them. Drugs ruin people, tear families apart and have a huge impact on the local community.”

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