A 33 year old man has been jailed for three years for eleven counts of supplying Class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine and Heroin.
Keno Forbes, of York Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1, was jailed at Blackfriars Crown Court on 13 October 2011 after pleading guilty to all charges. He was also given a ten-year ASBO to start from the time of sentence.
As part of the ASBO he is not allowed to enter any part of London Borough of Islington .
On 19 April 2011, officers from the Crime Squad in Islington Police Station launched Operation Amargosa, tackling the supply of class-A drugs in the Caledonian Road area. Forbes, who operated under the street-name “Blood”, was seen on a number of occasions supplying Class A drugs.
After a lengthy investigation, Forbes was arrested in Caledonian Road, N1 on 14 July 2011. He was initially charged with 14 offences, 12 offences of Supply of controlled Class A drugs and two offences of being concerned in the Supply of Class A drugs which was lessened to 11 charges of supplying Class A drugs.
A search of an address he was known to frequent in Rufford Street was carried out by officers who discovered a set of scales, a chopping board both of which had white powder of them. A razor blade, cling film and black plastic – all drugs supply paraphernalia.
Investigating officer, Police Constable Claire Millward, from the Crime Squad in Islington said: This was a protracted investigation to tackle illegal drugs supply in the borough. Forbes came into Islington solely to sell drugs. His sentence and subsequent ASBO means that he will no longer be able to saturate the streets with his illegal drugs or indeed make a profit from his criminal activities.
Police Constable Rowena Dark from Caledonian Safer Neighbourhoods team who applied for the anti social behaviour order said: “Forbes was seen on a daily basis around the Bemerton Estate and surrounding streets dealing class A drugs even though he lives in Hertfordshire. I applied for a ten-year ASBO to ensure that he was banned from Caledonian ward and Islington borough as a whole. I’m pleased that the judge saw fit to grant this ASBO.