Praise for concerned resident whose tip-off helped police to snare two heroin and crack cocaine dealers in Scarborough
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A tip-off from a concerned Scarborough resident has led to the jailing of two Class A drug dealers.
Richard Andrew Alleyne, aged 34, of Fearnville Road, Leeds, and Kyah Dalby, aged 26, of The Crescent, Bridlington, were both sentenced to four years’ imprisonment at York Crown Court on Friday (9 September 2022).
Richard Andrew Alleyne
They had pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.
The men came to the police’s attention on the afternoon of Tuesday 18 February 2020 after a grey Audi A3 car with a private registration plate had been spotted by a resident in another part of Scarborough.
The caller had noticed a group of men standing around it which raised suspicions after Alleyne and Dalby had booked into a nearby hotel together.
Both were seen to get in the vehicle before it left the area.
Alleyne, who was wanted for other matters at the time, was later spotted by an eagle-eyed plain clothed officer in Scarborough Town Centre before getting back into the Audi.
Officers in an unmarked police car carried out an area search and were able to quickly locate the car from the detailed description given in the report made to the Force Control Room on 101.
The vehicle was stopped on Castle Road and Alleyne was arrested from the rear passenger seat where a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine was recovered.
Cash and digital weighing scales were recovered from the hotel room the defendant was staying in.
Dalby was subsequently arrested as part of a detailed investigation which included vehicle and property searches and examinations of mobile phones and other digital devices.
Both men were later charged with the offences to which they pleaded guilty.