Top cop praises sentence for drug dealer

Top cop praises sentence for drug dealer

Swindon Superintendent Gavin Williams

Drug dealer Daniel Greenwood

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SWINDON’S top police officer has welcomed a jail term imposed on a drug dealer for importing former legal highs from China.

Superintendent Gavin Williams said he was pleased with the three years handed to Daniel Greenwood by a judge at Swindon Crown Court last week for supplying banned substances.

The 26-year-old, of the David Murray John tower, was caught with £8,000 in class B drug PVP during a raid in November last year.

And later customs officials in Coventry seized a suspect package of the recently outlawed NRG-2.

But Supt Williams reiterated the need to continue the fight against illegal drugs as he says they are responsible for the majority of other crime.

“Mr Greenwood was the main supplier in Swindon,” he said.

“But, as with any gap in any market, once one person is out of the picture there will be somebody else seeking to come in.

“The message to them is clear – you can see what happened to Mr Greenwood and we won’t let up.”

Last month police ran Operation Atlantic, designed to disrupt supply lines of narcotics into Swindon, with 50 officers seizing thousands of pounds in class A drugs and an imitation firearm.

Anyone who has any information on illegal drugs should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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10:59pm Thu 2 Aug 12

semitonic says...

It was great news that possibly Swindons most prolific graffiti tagger (remember 'WGF' painted everywhere you looked?) and inevitable reprobate is finally behind bars but I fear the future doesn't bode well for Swindon residents when he gets out.

He'll have learned a new set of skills with which to demonize Old Town - will it be burglary? car theft? general vandalism or will he simply continue to peddle drugs?

One thing's for certain, he won't be contributing to society in a positive way so keep your eyes peeled for our local anti-hero Daniel Greenwood, community arsehole.
It was great news that possibly Swindons most prolific graffiti tagger (remember 'WGF' painted everywhere you looked?) and inevitable reprobate is finally behind bars but I fear the future doesn't bode well for Swindon residents when he gets out. He'll have learned a new set of skills with which to demonize Old Town - will it be burglary? car theft? general vandalism or will he simply continue to peddle drugs? One thing's for certain, he won't be contributing to society in a positive way so keep your eyes peeled for our local anti-hero Daniel Greenwood, community arsehole. semitonic
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12:49pm Sat 4 Aug 12

I 2 Could B says...

Superintendent Gavin Williams knows full well that Mr Greenwood will be released from prison after around 14 months. He'll be 28 years old.

What, exactly, do our learned judges and police officers think he will do once released... get a job, pay taxes and knuckle down?

Simply delaying the inevitable for just over a year seems almost pointless.
Superintendent Gavin Williams knows full well that Mr Greenwood will be released from prison after around 14 months. He'll be 28 years old. [p] What, exactly, do our learned judges and police officers think he will do once released... get a job, pay taxes and knuckle down? [p] Simply delaying the inevitable for just over a year seems almost pointless. I 2 Could B
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2:48pm Sun 5 Aug 12

joeeg87 says...

WGF brapp lol
WGF brapp lol joeeg87
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9:38am Mon 6 Aug 12

EmmBee says...

Not so "gangsta" now, are we Danny?
Not so "gangsta" now, are we Danny? EmmBee
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