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Man jailed for gun and drug offences

News   •   Feb 21, 2019 16:50 GMT

[Rheonne Dwyer-Bryan and the seized firearm]

A man has been jailed for over nine years after a shotgun and drug paraphernalia were found during a search of his address.

Rheonne Dwyer-Bryan, 22 (07.11.96), of Whitton Road, Hounslow, was sentenced to nine years and nine months’ imprisonment on Wednesday, 20 February at Harrow Crown Court.

Dwyer-Bryan had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a Class B drug, namely amphetamines, on Wednesday, 3 January at the same court.

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, officers executed a search warrant at Dwyer-Bryan’s address and found a loaded sawn-off shotgun, three rounds of ammunition, a quantity of Class B drug amphetamine, along with mobile phones and electronic scales.

The search was conducted after Dwyer-Bryan was arrested by officers from the Met’s North West Gangs Unit earlier that day in connection with an unrelated matter.

Detective Constable Tom Palmer, from the Met’s North West Gangs Unit, said: “The sentence handed down to Dwyer-Bryan should act as a significant deterrent to criminals in possession of firearms and drugs.

“The recovery of this weapon and ammunition has no doubt prevented its inevitable use on London’s streets. We will continue to work tirelessly with our local partners to disrupt and detect such criminality.”

A 21-year-old woman who was also present at the address during the search was arrested and later released with no further action.