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Harrogate crack cocaine and heroin dealer jailed for 20 months

A Harrogate crack cocaine and heroin dealer snared by undercover police officers has been jailed for 20 months.

A Harrogate crack cocaine and heroin dealer snared by undercover police officers has been jailed for 20 months.

54-year-old Christopher Patrick Hollowed (pictured) was arrested in January when undercover police officers witnessed an apparent drug deal on Mount Parade. Hollowed was found to have a £20 note in his possession whilst another man was found with two wraps of heroin and crack cocaine. Hallowed, of Harrogate, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court and was today (19th March) sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment. In interview, Hollowed denied that he had been dealing drugs and claimed that the other man was trying to sell the drugs to him. Despite his story that he hadn’t even touched the drugs, Hallowed’s DNA was later found on both wraps and he was subsequently charged with supplying crack cocaine and heroin. Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Tom Barker of Harrogate’s Operation Expedite Team, said:
“Today’s sentence is on the back of the work we’re carrying out day in day out to arrest those involved in this type of criminality.. “Drug dealing causes misery in our communities and we hope local people are reassured that we are committed to disrupting it and taking those responsible off the streets. “We urge anyone with information about drug dealing in their area, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to continue to report information to us to help us.”
Anyone with information about drug dealing in their community should call police on 101 or you can provide information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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