Two men have been jailed for 32 months each after admitted to supplying more than £23,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis in Brighton.
Eraldo Saraseli, 20, of no fixed address and Klaudio Ago, 27, of Bristol Gardens, Brighton, were arrested and each charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis in New Steine, Brighton, on April 30, said Sussex Police.
Saraseli was also charged with possessing false identity documents, said police.
Hove Crown Court heard that Brighton prevention and community investigation team officers saw two men involved in suspected drug dealing on 28 April in St James’ Street and going in and out of flat in New Steine, said Sussex Police.
Officers said they carried out a search warrant at the flat and found a large quantity of drugs and cash. The two men had fled.
Following further enquiries police said they returned to the area the next day and saw Saraseli again dealing drugs and arrested him.
They then made a link to an address in Bristol Gardens and arrested Ago who matched the description of the other man seen with Saraseli in St James’ Street.
Saraseli pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and possession of false identity documents, said police. He was sentenced to two years and eight months.
Ago pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis but admitted permitting supply of cocaine and cannabis on his premises, said police. He was also sentenced to two years and eight months.
Both men will be deported to Albania once they have served their sentences.
Inspector Nick Dias said: “This was great work by our prevention, community investigation team and investigation officers to get a significant amount of drugs off the streets and to remove those involved in the supply in the city.”