A man has been sentenced to seven years and six months for supplying heroin in Southampton.
Prince Jr Kroma, 28, from Newcombe Road, Southampton, appeared at Southampton Crown Court on 1 June where he was found guilty by a jury of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug – heroin.
The jury found him not guilty of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug – crack cocaine.
In 2021, officers investigating drug supply networks in Southampton identified Kroma as a playing a key role in selling heroin in Southampton, leading to his arrest on 15 April last year.
A mobile phone in his possession helped to show that he was the holder of the Gucci drugs line.
On Friday (June 10) he was sentenced to seven and a half years behind bars.
DC Rob Harnett from Western Investigations said: “By taking Kroma off the streets, we have removed one of the key players from Southampton’s drug supply chain.
“Heroin not only destroys the lives of those people taking the drug, but also creates a ripple effect of harm through our community – from the organised crime and serious violence that goes hand in hand with drug supply to the exploitation of vulnerable children as drug runners and adults whose properties are taken over by drug dealers as a base for their criminal enterprise.
“I hope this sentence shows our dedication to making Southampton a safer place to live, and sends a stark warning to anyone out there who is dealing drugs that we will find you and make sure justice is served.”
If you have information about drug dealing in your neighbourhood, please report it to police via 101, website or Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.