Man Jailed After Cheadle Hulme Drugs Bust


A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a drugs offence after being arrested in Cheadle Hulme.

Denton Black, aged 46, of no fixed abode in Manchester, was found guilty of one count of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – heroin.

British Transport Police officers were conducting a covert surveillance operation at Davenport railway station car park in Stockport In August last year.

They saw Black drive into the car park, have a brief meeting with a man and then drive off.

They followed him and saw him stop a further two times to briefly speak to different people at the side of the road.

Officers stopped the car in Cheadle Hulme and upon searching it they found a ball of drugs and a mobile phone in the foot well. These items were promptly seized by Det Con Richard King.

A subsequent search of Black’s house found £200 in cash which was seized and other items including mobile phones which were recovered for forensic examination.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Mark Haviland, said: “Black denied dealing drugs and said he knew nothing about the drugs and phone in the foot well of his car.

“Unfortunately for him I had the mobile phone examined and it had received and dialled calls during the time police followed the vehicle, when only he was in the car.

“This is a great result and a good example of proactive policing. The devastating effect of drugs like heroin are difficult to stop but every little helps.”