Almost four years in prison for Rugby man after being spotted dealing drugs in the street

He was spotted by plain-clothes officers in March

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 5:41 pm

A Rugby man has been jailed for almost four years after plain-clothes officers spotted him dealing drugs in the street.

Joseph Shallcross, 25, of Murray Road appeared at Warwick Crown Court last week to be sentenced after pleading guilty to possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

On March 9, officers from Rugby Proactive CID spotted Shallcross dealing drugs while they were on plain clothed patrol on Spring Street

Joseph Shallcross.

Officers then found Shallcross at his home and a search of the property led to heroin and crack cocaine being seized.

At last week’s court hearing, Shallcross was sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment.

Detective Constable Tom Quinlan from Rugby Proactive CID said: “We are really pleased with this result; it sends a clear message we will not tolerate drug dealing and we will target anyone supplying drugs on the streets of Rugby.

“If anyone has concerns or information about drug dealing in their local area, please don’t hesitate to report it to us on 101. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”