Drug dealer Connor Mackay jailed after deal with police Brighton News

A drug dealer who was caught with 30 wraps of cocaine in Hastings after being spotted by plainclothes police has been jailed.

Plainclothes officers were patrolling the city Thursday, March 18, when they saw two people with suspicious behavior near the Falaise Gardens.

The two were seen meeting a third person and settling in bushes, where drug trafficking was suspected to have taken place.

Officers identified one of the two as 21-year-old Connor Mackay.

Mackay and the boy he was with then made their way to the city center, where they were observed meeting several other people and exchanging items, including Wellington Square and Castle Hill Passage.

Mackay then proceeded to Robertson Street and the promenade near Hastings Pier, where he was arrested by uniformed officers for a drug search.

He was found in possession of 30 envelopes of crack cocaine and 24 envelopes of heroin.

His cell phone was seized and after examination it was discovered that it contained numerous messages offering to provide both heroin and crack cocaine.

Mackay, unemployed, from Eversfield Place, St Leonards, was arrested and charged with being involved in the supply of a class A drug (cocaine) and of being involved in the supply of a class A drug (heroin).

He pleaded guilty when he appeared in court on April 16 and in Lewes Crown Court on Friday March 18, he was sentenced to two years in jail for each offense, to be executed simultaneously.

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