A Brighton drug dealer has been jailed for 28 months after being spotted selling cocaine.
Roland Dine, 27, was sentenced by the judge, Mr Recorder Brock, also known as David Brock, at Hove Crown Court earlier this month.
Sussex Police said: “A man found with cocaine after being observed drug dealing in Brighton has been jailed.
“Roland Dine, 27, of no fixed address, was seen carrying out a drug deal in Camelford Street on Thursday 8 December, by officers on patrol.
“He was followed towards the Old Steine where officers carried out a stop and search.
“He was found with a number of wraps of cocaine and a large quantity of cash.
“Dine was arrested, charged with possession with intent to supply a class A drug and subsequently found guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 9 December and remanded in custody.
“On Wednesday 15 March, he was sentenced to 28 months in prison.”
Detective Constable Kizzie Evenett said: “The supply of illegal drugs fuels enormous harm in our communities and will not be tolerated in Brighton and Hove.
“Thanks to the swift work of our officers on patrol, dangerous substances have been taken off the streets and a man responsible for distributing them is behind bars.”
28 months – what a joke.
Should have been ten years.
For selling a bit of cocaine? It’s mainly a drug used by people with money looking for a good night..
10 years on what grounds??
You get 10 years for something like Burglary…
So that’s allright then! No matter that many lives are ruined by their addiction to cocaine, perpetuated by crooks like this one. 28 months is almost laughable, if it were not so serious.
Obviously not a big fan of personal responsibility.
Officers out on patrol what utter rubbish police don’t do patrol s round that area and haven’t done for a very long time
Yes ten years.
There needs to be some sort of deterrent. He would be out in five. Probably less, after all of the do-gooders have had their say, about him having a deprived childhood, etc.
It’s good to be honest it keeps the streets and young ones safe and out of harms way
Serves him right and should have been longer. This scumbag doesn’t care about how many lives he either ruins or kills. He’ll be doing it again when he does half his sentence and he’s released.