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Former special constable found guilty of drugs offences - London



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A former special constable with BTP was last week found guilty of a number of drugs offences.

Ex-special constable Ceri Parry, aged 36, of Rotherhithe Street in Canada Water, was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Wednesday 7 March of two counts of possession with intent to supply and two counts of offers to supply ketamine and mephedrone.

She had previously pleaded not guilty to these charges at an earlier hearing.

Parry worked as a special constable for BTP from 21 November 2015 to 4 April 2017. During this time, the court heard that she had become involved in drug dealing and was arrested by BTP officers in December 2016. The arrest occurred in the Birmingham area.

Following her arrest, Parry resigned from the Force. She will be sentenced at the same court on 6 April.

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock said: “When a police officer, or in this case special constable, is arrested and convicted of a serious crime such as this, it sends a shockwave through the force and unquestionably damages public confidence

“Parry indisputably breached our force standards and quite rightly has been dismissed from her role as a volunteer police officer.

“BTP’s investigation into Parry’s activities began when anonymous information was sent to officers and I hope it reassures the public that we will always investigate diligently and thoroughly when we become aware of someone who is acting in such a way and particularly so if it is a one of our own officers or staff."

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