Rugby man jailed after plain clothes detectives spotted him dealing drugs

He was sentenced last week

A Rugby man has been jailed after officers from Rugby Proactive CID spotted a drug deal while they were out on plain clothes patrol.

Abyomi Fatoki, of Bridget Street, pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply, possession of cannabis, and having custody of counterfeit currency.

And last week the 27-year-old was jailed for three years and nine months at Warwick Crown Court.

Abyomi Fatoki.

The case against Fatoki started when detectives spotted him selling drugs to a known user on June 6 last year.

Detectives then searched Fatoki’s house and found 20 wraps of heroin, five wraps of crack cocaine, a small amount of cannabis, and counterfeit money.

Analysis of a mobile phone seized provided proof of drug dealing.

Following the sentencing, Detective Constable Gary Hammond, who led the investigation on behalf of Rugby Proactive CID, said: “The evidence collected clearly showed that Fatoki was dealing from his home.

“Drug use has a terrible impact on our communities so we are delighted to have removed a significant quantity of heroin and crack cocaine from our streets.

“This was a good example of proactive police work leading to a drug dealer going to prison and a significant amount of class A being seized.

“Our work to tackle the production, supply and use of drugs in the Rugby area continues and I would urge anyone with information about suspected drug related activity in their community to contact us. We act on all information provided.”

To report suspected drug activity, call Warwickshire Police on 101, report via the website at www.warwickshire.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.