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Police warning to drug dealers as New Milton man Lewis Joy jailed for cocaine, heroin and cannabis supply offences




“DRUGS will not be tolerated” – this was the message from police as a New Milton man was jailed for three-and-a-half years for cocaine, heroin and cannabis offences.

Lewis Joy (24), of Manor Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a class A substance with intent to supply and another of being concerned in the supply of a class B substance, when he appeared at Southampton Crown Court.

Local Sgt Kat Smith welcomed the sentence in a police Facebook post, crediting this to the commitment of the officer in the case.

Lewis Joy was handed a 42-month prison sentence at Southampton Crown Court
Lewis Joy was handed a 42-month prison sentence at Southampton Crown Court

“Joy was involved in the supply of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, and no doubt his offending has caused harm to a number of persons that have become dependent on these substances,” she wrote.

“My team and all officers working in New Milton and Lymington do not underestimate the blight on the community drugs create and we continue to take enforcement action.”

Sgt Smith also vowed work was being undertaken through the force’s Op Expose to offer support and referrals to help drug users, describing them as “vulnerable members of society”.

Urging people to report drug activity, she added: “If you are dealing it is only a matter of time before you are going to get an early morning visit. Drugs will not be tolerated by the team.”

Anyone with information about such offences should contact officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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