Jail for drug dealer who punched two police officers

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A drug dealer who punched and elbowed police officers when pulled over has been jailed for more than three years.

Aivaras Gureckis was stopped in a car by officers and found to have 30 street deals of heroin and 30 wraps of crack cocaine.

Two other bags containing a further 30 deals of each were recovered from underneath Gureckis’ car where he had thrown them whilst running off.

They had a potential street value of £1,800.

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Whilst being detained by officers from the Nottinghamshire Police's pro-active knife crime team, the 34-year-old, formerly of Hornbuckle Court, Radford, assaulted two of them by punching and elbowing them.

On Monday (December 4), he was jailed for three years and seven months by a judge at Nottingham Crown Court.

34-year-old Aivaras Gureckis

34-year-old Aivaras Gureckis

He admitted possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and two counts of assaulting a police officer.

PC Tom Andrews, of the Knife Crime Team who arrested Gureckis said “The sentence for possessing these class A drugs with intent to supply sends a strong, clear message that drug supply will not be tolerated in Nottingham.

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"These drugs, which ruin lives and were clearly intended for sale on the streets of Nottingham, have now been removed from circulation.

"I am also pleased to see that the court imposed a month’s consecutive imprisonment for the assaults on my colleague and I, showing that assaults on officers whilst undertaking their lawful duty will not be tolerated.”