Edgbaston man jailed for seven years for drug dealing
Written by alexmetcalfe on June 14, 2018
A DRUG dealer from Edgbaston has been jailed after West Midlands Police recovered a large quantity of drugs hidden in his bedroom.
The substances were found during a warrant at a property in Parker Street, Birmingham in December 2016.
Marcus Osbourne first claimed that the drugs were for personal use but inconsistencies were found in his statements.
Osbourne later changed his statement during further questioning.
After first stating the drugs were for personal use, Osbourne changed his story explaining that he actually found the drugs in a shoebox under a bush and hadn’t seen them before.
Astute West Midlands Police officers examined his mobile phone which supported their suspicions that Mr. Osbourne was supplying cocaine and heroin.
The 38 year old was found guilty on Monday 11th June after a four day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Marcus was sentenced to five years in jail for possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and sentenced to two years in jail for possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.
These sentences will run consecutively.
Sgt Pete Sandhu from Edgbaston Police had this to say: “Osbourne brought terror to the streets of Edgbaston.
“Quite rightly residents didn’t want to put up with drug dealing on their door steps and the crime associated with it.
“We are determined to take Class A drugs off the streets and our officers have been working tirelessly for nearly two years in order to achieve this significant result.”
Anyone with any information relating to drug dealing in their area can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.