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Stockport Homes’ customer evicted for drug offences

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Published by Anonymous for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities

Property on Vale Close, Hazel Grove Property on Vale Close, Hazel Grove

On 4February Stockport Homes executed a warrant for eviction on a tenant living on Vale Close in Hazel Grove, following convictions for drug offences.

The eviction followed lengthy and significant close working between Stockport Homes, Stockport Council’s legal services and Greater Manchester Police after significant breaches of tenancy.

The Police executed a warrant at the property in March 2012 based on intelligence. During the property search a high quantity of cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines and steroids were found at the property totalling over £8,000.

In October 2012, the tenant pleaded guilty to offences of:

  • possession of Class A and C;
  • possession with intent to supply Class B (Amphetamine), A (Cocaine Powder), Class B (Cannabis); and
  • permit use of premises for controlled drug supply Class A (Cocaine), Class B (Cannabis) and Class B (Amphetamine).

The tenant was sentenced in Nov 2012 to eight months in custody (suspended for 24 Months) and given 200 hours of Community Service and ordered to attend a 10 day drug course via Probation.

April Higson, Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes said, “This is excellent example of partnership working, whereby Stockport Homes, local residents and Greater Manchester Police have joined together to make a stand against anti-social behavior (ASB). We will not tolerate ASB in Stockport and we will continue to work with local residents and other agencies to stamp it out.”

Councillor Mark Weldon, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council and Executive Member for Corporate, Customer and Community Services, said, “We are committed to working with partner organisations to ensure Stockport is a great place to live, work and visit. This case should serve as a warning that anti-social behaviour will not be accepted in Stockport.”    

Chief Inspector Leon Jacobs, Greater Manchester Police said, “The outcome on 4 February was due to some great team work across a number of agencies. 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.”

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