Drug-dealers caught in Portsmouth are jailed for seven years

TWO men have been jailed after a drug squad investigation.

Saturday, 16th December 2017, 6:00 am

Laquarn Bishop, 23, of Oban Street, London, and Lorenzo Velli, 24, of Carbury Close, Essex, admitted possession of class A drugs, crack and heroin, with intent to supply at crown court.

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Bishop was jailed for 52 months and Velli for 32 months. They were caught in Omega Street, Southsea, on November 2.

Acting Chief Inspector Marcus Cator said: ‘Our officers are dedicated to disrupting drug dealing and work hard to safeguard vulnerable people who are at risk of drugs-related violence or exploitation.’

He said the sentences should reassure people drug-dealing was not tolerated in Portsmouth.