Luton dealer found with gun jailed for five years

A 21-year-old drug dealer from Luton found with a gun has been jailed for five years.

By Holly Patel
Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:59 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 10:00 am

Jordan Ellis-Dingwall, of Swan Mead Road, was arrested following a warrant by Bedfordshire Police in February.

During the warrant officers from the force’s Boson guns and gangs team recovered two handguns from the chest of drawers in Ellis-Dingwall’s bedroom.

One of these was found to be a viable firearm.

Jordan Ellis-Dingwall

Officers also recovered a number of bags of cocaine and heroin from the same chest of drawers.

This week Ellis-Dingwall pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin as well as possession of a firearm.

On Tuesday, April 28, he was sentenced to five years behind bars.

Detective Inspector Mark Pugh, the force operational lead for drugs, county lines and serious violence, said: “This case reflects the sad reality of life as a gang member.

The forces Boson guns and gangs team recovered two handguns from the chest of drawers

“I cannot stress this message enough: if you join a gang, deal drugs and carry weapons, you are putting yourselves and your loved ones at risk.

“We will continue to pursue those we suspect of being involved and put them behind bars.”

Anyone with any information about drugs or gang activity is asked to contact police on 101 or via bedfordshire.police.uk/report.

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The forces Boson guns and gangs team recovered two handguns from the chest of drawers

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