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He Wanted To Act Smart: Drug dealer who disguised drugs as sweets and chocolate and posted them to buyers has been Jailed

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A person who sold drugs disguised as candy and chocolate and sent them to buyers has been sent to prison.

In March 2022, we searched Elliot Kennedy’s main location, where he operated a large drug dealing business on Witton Lodge Road in Erdington. During the raid, we discovered drugs worth £121,000.

A significant amount of edibles were created to attract children, with packaging that made them look like candy and chocolate.

We also confiscated psychedelic drugs, such as Mescaline disguised as tortilla chips, magic mushrooms, as well as cannabis, cocaine, and MDMA.

Furthermore, we found a large quantity of packaging materials and shipping labels, including customs stickers for international shipments, indicating that the drugs were being sent abroad.

Acting on information and obtaining a search warrant, our officers were able to shut down the 34-year-old’s drug dealing operation. However, gaining access to the drug base was challenging. We had to break through a reinforced metal security door and a wooden door blocked from the inside and secured with wooden bars.

When the officers broke down the doors, Kennedy tried to escape by jumping out of the bedroom window. However, after a brief pursuit, we swiftly apprehended and arrested him.

Kennedy, who lived on Plants Brook Road in Sutton Coldfield, admitted to possessing drugs on 23 counts. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, June 23.

Detective Constable Holly Percival, from the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), stated, “This was a significant drug supply operation that we have now dismantled, removing a prominent drug dealer from our streets.

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“The drug trade often exploits children, and Kennedy’s manufacturing of drugs to resemble candy and chocolate demonstrates how sinister and dangerous this operation was.

“Drugs not only cost lives but are also connected to serious violence between drug gangs and other crimes. We will continue our efforts to combat those involved in the illegal drug supply without any respite.”

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