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Drug user jailed in Bexley crime crackdown

PUBLISHED: 09:23 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:23 09 September 2014

Ricards Kenins

Ricards Kenins

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The 28-year-old has been imprisoned for eight weeks

A 28-year-old man has been jailed for eight weeks, after he was stopped by police in Bexley and found with class A drugs.

Ricards Kenins of Bishops Court, Greenhithe, Kent, was sentenced on September4 at Bromley Magistrates’ Court. He was jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to possession of class A drugs and obstructing a police search.

Officers had been carrying out a patrol in the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood area on September 3 when they spotted a group of three people in a stairwell of flats in Coralline Walk.

As officers approached them, Kenins threw away some items before attempting to run away. He was caught by officers, who also retrieved the small package containing a brown powder he had tried to throw away. The powder was later found to be cocaine. When he was searched several used syringes were found on him as well along with other drugs paraphernalia.

PC Chris Molnar, from the Thamesmead SNT said: “We are determined to target any individuals involved in the use or supply of drugs in and around Thamesmead. Drugs cause serious harm to individuals, but also to communities and we will continue to work with our partners and residents to tackle this issue.”

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