Drug dealing Tamworth teenager jailed after police discover crossbow and stun gun


An 18-year-old has been jailed for drug dealing and possessing weapons including a crossbow and stun gun.

Lyndon Sadler, aged 18, was arrested on April 15 when police officers stopped the Citroen C4 he was a passenger in and found he had snap seal bags, electronic scales, a burner phone, iPhone, and cannabis labels in his possession.

Officers later searched a property in Kettlebrook Road and discovered MDMA tablets and cannabis worth £3,600 and weapons including machetes, knives, a crossbow, a baseball bat and a disguised stun gun.

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Shotgun cartridges were also found in the loft space of the property. 

Sadler, of Kettlebrook Road, Tamworth, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply MDMA and cannabis.

He was also found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon (an electrical incapacitation device).

Detective Inspector Tim Boulton, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We’re glad Sadler has been sentenced and these dangerous weapons will now be destroyed.”

He added: “It was good detective work that led to this vehicle stop and a search that resulted in Sadler’s jail time and the destruction of these weapons and drugs.”

Sadler will serve his sentence at a Young Offenders’ Institution (YOI).

Staffordshire Police is urging people to report crime or drug dealing in their community by calling 101 or via social media, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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