Cocaine dealer caught on camera selling drugs at West Croydon station

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

First published in News Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A 20-year-old who was caught selling drugs on CCTV has been jailed for nearly six years.

Jeremiah Johnson, of Walnut Road, Waltham Forest, sold cocaine and cannabis in Croydon and Greenwich and also injured a police officer while resisting arrest.

He was arrested on February 1 after operators in Croydon Council's CCTV control room spotted him selling drugs outside West Croydon rail station alerted police.

Officers traced him to nearby Derby Road, where he was detained in a garden following a short chase on foot.

Johnson was searched and found to be in possession of cocaine and herbal cannabis.

Despite Johnson lying about his name, officers established his identity and that he was wanted in connection to two incidents in Greenwich in December.

On December 3, Johnson had escaped from police who stopped him while driving. Officers found several bags of cannabis and £270 inside his car, along with cocaine hidden in a cigarette box.

Two days earlier, in Charlton, he had been stopped in the same car but lied about his identity because he had been disqualified from driving for six months.

On February 19, officers from the Metropolitan Police's Violent and Organised Crime Unit found Johnson while searching an address in Lewisham. 

They found class A and B drugs as well as drugs paraphernalia and arrested Johnson, along with four other people, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

Two months later, he was again arrested when police caught him driving with no insurance and or valid driving licence.

He fled, but was arrested again three days later, when a police officer broke a finger while detaining him. Officers also found cannabis hidden in his clothes.

Johnson was charged with a string of drugs and driving offences, to which he pleaded guilty on November 6.

He was jailed for five years and ten months

A 20-year-old drug dealer has been jailed for five years 10 months after being convicted of supplying class A and B drugs in Croydon and Greenwich.

Detective constable Laura Hills, of the Greenwich Violent and Organised Crime Unit, said: "Johnson was clearly involved in drug dealing in both Croydon and Greenwich and despite his repeated attempts of trying to evade arrest and giving police false details, he now faces a considerable time behind bars.

"Those who deal drugs cause significant harm to our communities and we will continue to target those individuals that are involved in this.

"If you have concerns or suspect drug dealing in your local area then you can contact us or Crimestoppers, which is completely anonymous and we will take positive action to identify, arrest and convict those responsible as we have done with Johnson.”

Anyone with concerns about the presence of drugs in their neighbourhood can contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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10:20am Thu 14 Nov 13

miss shadesnshorts says...

njun
njun miss shadesnshorts
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10:22am Thu 14 Nov 13

miss shadesnshorts says...

its why we moved away from druggy scummy areas like this to the lovely south coast to breath the fresh air and be away from scummy people like this
its why we moved away from druggy scummy areas like this to the lovely south coast to breath the fresh air and be away from scummy people like this miss shadesnshorts
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1:34pm Thu 14 Nov 13

Annon43 says...

Sorry to point this out but there are "scummy people" everywhere, even on the South coast!! I love the South coast, have family there, spent all my holidays there as a kid and am a frequent visitor, beautiful beaches, bit quieter than "scummy West Croydon" but drugs are everywhere luv.
Sorry to point this out but there are "scummy people" everywhere, even on the South coast!! I love the South coast, have family there, spent all my holidays there as a kid and am a frequent visitor, beautiful beaches, bit quieter than "scummy West Croydon" but drugs are everywhere luv. Annon43
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8:12pm Thu 14 Nov 13

motomoto says...

@annon43......you are quite correct.........anyo
ne been to hastings recently ?
it is full of ex Croydon people.......the coastal equivelant of Croydon is hastings.......lol..
....Eastbourne not much better either..........
@annon43......you are quite correct.........anyo ne been to hastings recently ? it is full of ex Croydon people.......the coastal equivelant of Croydon is hastings.......lol.. ....Eastbourne not much better either.......... motomoto
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1:40pm Fri 15 Nov 13

G_Whiz says...

miss shadesnshorts wrote:
its why we moved away from druggy scummy areas like this to the lovely south coast to breath the fresh air and be away from scummy people like this
If the Police, The courts and the Liberals want Croydon to stay scummy - then scummy it will stay.

Croydon is also a proud leader in Violent Crime, Gang Crime, and assaults.

No wonder you moved.
[quote][p][bold]miss shadesnshorts[/bold] wrote: its why we moved away from druggy scummy areas like this to the lovely south coast to breath the fresh air and be away from scummy people like this[/p][/quote]If the Police, The courts and the Liberals want Croydon to stay scummy - then scummy it will stay. Croydon is also a proud leader in Violent Crime, Gang Crime, and assaults. No wonder you moved. G_Whiz
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7:36pm Fri 15 Nov 13

BringBackNationalService says...

Seems fair enough I spose given His repeat offending but lets be honest He'll more than likely be out on tag in just over 3yrs...to do it alllll over again:-/
Seems fair enough I spose given His repeat offending but lets be honest He'll more than likely be out on tag in just over 3yrs...to do it alllll over again:-/ BringBackNationalService
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1:55pm Tue 19 Nov 13

CROYDON RESI says...

miss shadesnshorts wrote:
its why we moved away from druggy scummy areas like this to the lovely south coast to breath the fresh air and be away from scummy people like this
see below written August 2013 entitled "Shabby" and "Overall" you can keep em. Hastings was also in the top 10 most deprived towns in the whole of the UK 3 years ago, coastal or not. Don't imagine much has changed.

Shabby: Pelham Arcade in Hastings which came in third of most deprived coastal towns in the UK

Overall, larger seaside destinations, such as Clacton, Ramsgate and Hartlepool, are more deprived than the rest of England typically is. ‘Larger’ resorts have a minimum population of 40,500 And Blackpool is the most deprived of them all, based on the ONS’s assessment of key measures of deprivation such as higher unemployment, lower incomes, poor health and more crime.

Read more: http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
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-coastal-towns-depri
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I know Croydon's coastline is limited but it's still a great place!

Ps - wondering why you're on a croydon online local website if you hate it so much? Just sayin!
[quote][p][bold]miss shadesnshorts[/bold] wrote: its why we moved away from druggy scummy areas like this to the lovely south coast to breath the fresh air and be away from scummy people like this[/p][/quote]see below written August 2013 entitled "Shabby" and "Overall" you can keep em. Hastings was also in the top 10 most deprived towns in the whole of the UK 3 years ago, coastal or not. Don't imagine much has changed. Shabby: Pelham Arcade in Hastings which came in third of most deprived coastal towns in the UK Overall, larger seaside destinations, such as Clacton, Ramsgate and Hartlepool, are more deprived than the rest of England typically is. ‘Larger’ resorts have a minimum population of 40,500 And Blackpool is the most deprived of them all, based on the ONS’s assessment of key measures of deprivation such as higher unemployment, lower incomes, poor health and more crime. Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2398822/How-Britains -coastal-towns-depri ved-country.html#ixz z2l6E68pEK Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook I know Croydon's coastline is limited but it's still a great place! Ps - wondering why you're on a croydon online local website if you hate it so much? Just sayin! CROYDON RESI
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