Southwark drug dealer with stun gun jailed


A drug dealer found with £11,000 worth of drugs and an illegal stun gun has been jailed for more than two-and-a-half years.

Zacariah Ledwich, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply and possession of a firearm and was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on 5 February.

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Ledwich was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

City police officers raided Mr Ledwich’s Southwark home in December, seizing drugs with a street value of more than £11,000, as well as eight phones, a number of SIM cards, £3,000 cash and a stun gun, which Mr Ledwich told the court was for his protection.

During sentencing, Judge Nigel Seed QC said that both the weapon and Mr Ledwich’s drug dealing was “a danger to the community”.

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Officers discovered more than £11,000 worth of drugs in Ledwich’s home.

Detective Constable Yagmur Koz from the Major Crime Team at the City of London Police said:

“The City of London Police are committed to the detection and disruption of crime.

“Today’s sentencing ensures Ledwich can no longer carry out his criminal activity and that a large number of drugs and a dangerous weapon have been taken off the streets.”