Hackney drug dealer jailed for more than five years after police raid on property

Frank Chapman (Met Police )
Frank Chapman (Met Police )

A drug dealer has been jailed for more than five years following a police investigation.

Frank Chapman, 24, from Islington, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 16 where he was jailed for five years and eight months for a series of drug offences.

Police stopped Chapman as he travelled through Hackney in February 2022.

 (Met Police)
(Met Police)
 (Met Police)
(Met Police)

After establishing his address on Mildmay Street, officers searched the property where they found a variety of drugs including cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, ketamine and mushrooms.

Despite initially pleading not guilty, on the first day of his trial Chapman admitted to four counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, two counts of possession with intent to supply class B drugs, and four counts of drug supply relating to Class A and B substance.

Detective Constable Howard New, who led the investigation, said: “The negative effect that drug use and supply have shouldn’t be underestimated. The sale and use of drugs, and the associated crime that comes with it, are a blight on communities.

“Although Chapman is just one man, he represents one less drug dealer operating in London, and a variety of substances that could cause misery and harm, now won’t be sold on the streets.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, Tweet @MetCC or report online at www.met.police.uk.