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Birmingham wannabe model and actor jailed for dealing cocaine

2014-10-14 15:03:37

Ashley Henry
Ashley Henry

A wannabe model and actor who dealt cocaine from a flat in a leafy Birmingham suburb has been jailed for three years.

Ashley Henry, 21, described himself on showbiz website 'Starnow' as an actor, model and dancer.

He wrote: "I'm a nice guy, quite laid back and relaxed, but outgoing and very easy to work with.

"I like to stay in shape fitness-wise as a healthy body gives you a clear mind."

But in reality Henry was a street dealer who was caught with 26 wraps of cocaine by police officers who raided his flat in Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield.

Henry was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court after admitting possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis.

Alistair Redford, prosecuting, said police found 26 wraps of cocaine in his room at his flat on September 25 last year.

Scales, cutting agents, a dealer list and £1,286 in cash were also found.

Jailing Henry, Judge Richard Bond told him: "Cocaine is a drug that results in misery and further criminal offences such as theft, robbery and burglary.

"It is for this reason suppliers of Class A drugs should expect immediate custody."

Henry's former flatmate Connor Mee, 20, of Dugdale Crescent, Four Oaks, was sentenced to 20 months' detention, suspended for two years, for possession of cocaine, CS gas and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He was also placed under supervision for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

Connor Mee
Connor Mee leaves Birmingham Crown Court

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