ALMO evicts drug offender tenant
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal
ALMO Stockport Homes has evicted one of its tenants for a string of drug offences.
The action followed lengthy and significant close working between Stockport Homes, Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police after significant tenancy breaches.
Based on intelligence, police executed a warrant at the property on Vale Close in Hazel Grove in March 2012, during which high quantities of cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines and steroids were found. Combined, the haul was worth over £8,000.
The tenant later pleaded guilty to a number of possession with intent to supply drug offences and was sentenced to eight months in custody (suspended for 24 months) and given 200 hours of community service.
April Higson, Stockport Homes' director of neighbourhoods and support, said: “This is an excellent example of partnership working, whereby Stockport Homes, local residents and Greater Manchester Police have joined together to make a stand against anti-social behaviour. We will not tolerate ASB in Stockport and we will continue to work with local residents and other agencies to stamp it out.”
Chief inspector Leon Jacobs, Greater Manchester Police, said: "We will continue to work closely with our partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Stockport, and this type of proactive focus on those who use and sell drugs in this area will be at the heart of that work.”