Two men have been sentenced for drugs offences following an investigation by Tower Hamlets police.
They are Conor Armstrong, 26, (28.8.91) of Byng Street, E14 and Steven Brissett, 20, (18.10.97) of Tiller Road, E14.
On Thursday, 12 July, Armstrong was jailed for three years and two months at Snaresbrook Crown Court having pleaded guilty to assault, dangerous driving and being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
Brissett was given a suspended sentence of 16 months’ imprisonment having pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
The police investigation began in 2017, when Armstrong was identified as a suspect for an assault in December 2014 in Hackney Road, E2. The 31-year-old victim of the assault received injuries to his face which required stitches.
During the investigation, officers discovered his extensive involvement in cannabis supply, alongside Brissett.
Brissett was arrested at his home address in December 2017 after a search uncovered half a kilo of cannabis. Brissett admitted to being a street dealer.
Armstrong was arrested at Epping High Road, Buckhurst Hill on 29 October 2017. The court heard how he was supplying Brissett with large amounts of drugs.
Over £6,000 in cash was recovered from Brissett, whilst £25,000 was recently recovered from an address linked to Armstrong in Greenhithe, Kent.
PC Jon Privett of Tower Hamlets CID said: “An investigation into a violent offender uncovered a network of drug supply. Both offenders have now been convicted and we hope this reduces the level of drug fuelled violence on the streets of Tower Hamlets.”