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.”