Leek woman jailed for supplying cocaine

Police have welcomed a jail sentence handed to a Leek woman for drug dealing.

Gemma Birchall, aged 28, of Abbots Road, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. 

Appearing at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, she has now been jailed for two and a half years.

In May 2018 local neighbourhood officers arrested Birchall outside of her home.

They searched the property and seized 26.1grams of high purity cocaine from a kitchen drawer, along with approximately £2,000 in cash. 

Chief Inspector Mark Thorley, of Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’re pleased with this result, and estimate that the value of cocaine, which would have been sold at street level deals, is around £3,250. 

“Those that deal and supply drugs blight communities, prey on the vulnerable and ruin lives. 

“Throughout the Staffordshire Moorlands we will continue to target drug-dealers and bring them before the courts. We hope this goes some way to reassure the local community.”

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