Dukinfield drug dealer jailed

TAMESIDE police have expressed delight that another drug dealer is off then streets following the jailing of Jamie Kershaw.

The 20-year-old was caught with quantities of controlled substances on three separate occasions, the first at his then address on Hyde’s Sheffield Road.

He moved to King Street in Dukinfield but his habits did not change.

Now he has been sentenced to 42 months in a Young Offender’s Institute at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.

Jamie Kershaw

And investigating officer PC Danny Metcalfe of Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside’s Challenger Unit could not hide his delight.

He said: “I am pleased to see another drug dealer taken off the streets of Tameside.

“This has been a long and drawn out investigation but has ended with a great result, with Kershaw receiving a custodial sentence.

“Drugs can have a huge impact on the lives of so many, and we will continue to do what we can to bring those involved in the supply of illegal drugs to justice.”

On October 3, 2019, a warrant was executed by GMP Tameside’s Neighbourhood Task Force in Hyde and a number of snap bags containing cannabis were recovered along with a yellow plastic egg containing snap bags cocaine were discovered under his bed.

In the same location, a black safe was recovered, which when later opened was found to contain an amount of cash, digital scales, cannabis, several snap bags of cocaine and empty snap bags.

Just over two weeks later, on October 19, he was stopped in his vehicle on Canterbury Street, Ashton, when a number of individual snap bags of cannabis were found in the glove compartment, along with a black mobile phone.

Then on September 4, 2021, officers attended Kershaw’s Dukinfield address to arrest him for a breach of bail conditions relating to the earlier offences.

While in the property, officers discovered 33 snap bags containing cannabis and arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

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