Proactive work by officers from West Leicester has led to a known drug dealer being jailed.
James Tresoldi was found in possession of more than £1,000 of cocaine when he was searched by police following his arrest near Home Farm Park on Wednesday 5 July. Officers also found a mobile phone and quantities of cash on him, which confirmed his suspected links to the supply of drugs in the Beaumont Leys area.
Tresoldi, of Drumcliff Road in Thurncourt, was subsequently charged with possession of a class A drug – cocaine – with intent to supply and admitted the charge when he appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 6 July.
Yesterday (Wednesday 23 August), he was sentenced to a total of 28 months’ imprisonment.
Inspector Michelle Zakoscielny, West Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) commander, said: “Tackling the supply of drugs in our area remains a priority for our officers.
“Tresoldi is well-known to us – as is his involvement in dealing. On this occasion was caught following a proactive operation involving our officers and the Roads Policing Unit.
“I hope the community we serve can take some satisfaction from our work and the fact a known criminal has been removed from our streets.