Drug dealer jailed for three years, for selling drugs in children's play area - St Albans

15/02/2013

A man who chose to sell heroin and cocaine from a children's play area was jailed for three years on friday, 15 February 2013.

Ahmet Aktunc went to the park in Hatfield and sat on a swing with wraps of the Class A drugs ready to deal.

But it wasn't long before he came to the notice of plain clothes police officers.

They were suspicious and watched him as he walked out of the park into Briars Lane where he approached a young woman who had just pulled up in a mini.

He then handed over a wrap and was paid £20.

As the car drove away, Aktunc of Ashbrook Road in Islington, London started to walk back to the park and was arrested.

Back at the swing he had been sitting on, police found a metal tin containing six wraps of cocaine and heroin.

At St Albans crown court  (Friday) Aktunc appeared for sentence having been convicted at West Herts magistrates court last month of two offences of supplying Class A drugs.

The court was told that on Tuesday November 20 last year he had travelled by train from Drayton Park to Welham Green in Herts and then got a taxi to the park.

Judge John Plumstead hearing the case was told the defendant had arrived there after taking advice from others about where was a good spot to sell drugs from.

Following his arrest he said he had sold £60 worth of drugs that morning before being caught.

The court was told he had resorted to drug dealing thinking he could fix his financial problems at the time and pay off debts.

Passing sentence Judge Plumstead said "He was an independent dealer for profit. To sell drugs from a children's playground is simply dreadful."

He jailed him for three years.

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