Wellingborough man pleads guilty to possession of Class A drugs

A Wellingborough man has admitted having Class A drugs on him which he was planning to sell to pay off a debt.

Shannon O'Boyle of Wellingborough
Shannon O'Boyle of Wellingborough

Shannon O’Boyle, 22, of Ashfield Road, Wellingborough, was arrested by officers from Greenwich Police Gangs Unit as he left an address in Kingsman Street, Woolwich, on Monday (April 18).

O’Boyle was searched and officers recovered 73 wraps of class A drugs.

Following analysis, 42 of the wraps were found to contain crack cocaine, with the remaining 31 containing heroin.

When being interviewed O’Boyle admitted that he was intending to sell the drugs to pay off a pre-existing debt.

O’Boyle appeared via virtual court at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (April 19) and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Detective Constable Andrew Payne from Greenwich Gangs Unit said: “The Gangs Unit from Greenwich proactively targets drug supply and violent crime on the borough and I urge the community to work with us to tackle this crime.

“We want to make the borough safer for those who live in it.

“Shannon O’Boyle sold his drugs to the community: we will not tolerate this kind of crime and we will do everything in our power to put these people before the courts.

“This arrest and conviction should act as a deterrent to others that officers will be coming after you if you commit this type of crime in Greenwich borough.”