A DRUG dealer has been jailed following a police raid.

Renny Hamer was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Tuesday (May 28) after admitting to dealing class A drugs in Northwich.

A warrant carried out at the 33-year-old's home on Denton Drive resulted in police seizing thousands of pounds worth of cocaine.

Following the sentencing at Chester Crown Court, Detective Constable Claire Heatley, said: “I welcome the sentence handed to Hamer and I hope that his conviction sends out a warning to other dealers planning to target the Northwich area.

“Illegal drugs have a hugely detrimental impact on our communities, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure that those involved in the supply of such drugs are held accountable.”

Northwich Guardian: Renny Hamer, 33 and of Denton Drive, NorthwichRenny Hamer, 33 and of Denton Drive, Northwich (Image: Cheshire Police)

Cheshire Police’s investigation began in December 2023 when officers became aware of a phone number which was being used to sell cocaine in the Northwich area, sending out flare messages advertising the class A substance to repeat buyers.

The phone was traced to Hamer after officers recovered CCTV footage of him purchasing credit at a local supermarket.

A warrant was conducted at his flat on Denton Drive on Friday (April 26) during which officers seized several items, including a quantity of cash and the mobile phone.

Officers also searched Hamer’s car outside the property and found a plastic tub containing a large quantity of cocaine, with a street value of between £5,760 and £11,840.

Hamer was arrested at the address and later charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

“Following his arrest Hamer attempted to evade justice, claiming that he did not send any of the messages and answering no comment to many of the questions put to him,” said DC Heatley.

“Thankfully, because of the evidence we were able to gather against him he had no option but to plead guilty to the charges against him.

“While this investigation has now concluded, our fight against illegal drugs, and those who supply them, continues.

“Intelligence supplied by members of the public is crucial to this fight and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug-related activity in their community to get in touch.

“You will be listened to and we will investigate the matter.”

Suspected drug dealing can be reported to Cheshire Police by calling 101 or via www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.