York drug dealer jailed after police act on information from local community

Jailed: Paul Tetley Watson
3 Feb 2017 @ 10.49 am
| Crime, News
Jailed: Paul Tetley Watson, Photograph: North Yorkshire Police

A man has been jailed for drugs offences after York police acted on information from the public.

Acting on intelligence, police executed a warrant and searched a house in Barkston Grove, Chapelfields, on May 2016.

There they found a quantity of drugs. Paul Tetley Watson, 37, was arrested at the house. He was charged with possession of class B and class C drugs, and possession with intent to supply heroin.

Watson pleaded guilty at York Crown Court on Tuesday (January 31) where he was sentenced to three years and eight months imprisonment. He was also fined £325.

Working together

The investigation involved the Neighbourhood Policing Team, assisted by the York Neighbourhood Support Team and officers from the investigation hub.

“The execution of this warrant was an excellent example of the police acting on information from the local community,” said PC Andrew Chapman, of York West Neighbourhood Policing Team. He added:

Chapelfields residents and the wider community can be reassured that we will not tolerate drug dealing, and reports of such illegal activity will be taken extremely seriously.

He urged anyone with information about the misuse of drugs to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.