Drug dealer Michael Delahaye jailed for Class A, gun and bullets stash
7:00am Sunday 7th October 2012 in News
A drug dealer has been jailed for more than seven years after he was caught with a handgun, bullets and Class A drugs.
Michael Delahaye, from Fenwick Place, Clapham, was caught following a police operation involving the Met's Territorial Support Group.
Officers stormed his address in December last year and found a Colt 45, 22 rounds of ammunition and £7,000 of heroin and crack cocaine.
Both Delahaye and a female relative were present during the raid but she was later released without charge.
On September 27, at Inner London Crown Court, Delahaye admitted four offences: possession with intent to supply crack and heroin, possession of a firearm and possession of prohibited ammunition.
He was jailed for a total of seven-and-a-half years, five years for the Colt 45, six months for the ammunition and two years for the drugs. Judge Roger Chapple said: "The simple fact is Class A drugs wreck lives. Firearms and drugs are a dangerous combination."
The 26-year-old has several previous convictions including possession of a firearm without a certificate.
Detective Constable Laurie Hocking said: "The court’s sentencing today comes as a result of excellent teamwork and commitment.
"We will continue to work tirelessly to take drugs and firearms off of our streets in order to protect the public from the serious damage that they cause."