Kempston man found with drugs and taser jailed for three years

The 59-year-old was sentenced on Tuesday

A man from Kempston has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to drug offences and possession of a firearm.

Romeo Aceto, 59, of Birchdale Avenue, was found in possession of a large quantity of Class A and Class B drugs and a taser during a police warrant last year.

On August 21, 2019, Aceto admitted to firearms officers during the warrant that there was cannabis and a taser at the location.

Romeo Aceto has been jailed for three years

Officers later discovered a bag containing cocaine in the kitchen cupboard.

Aceto was sentenced to three years in prison at Luton Crown Court on Tuesday, October 13, for two counts of possessing drugs with the intent to supply and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Detective Constable Aroop Nandre, who investigated, said: “Although Aceto admitted being in possession of the drugs he spun a web of lies and deception to avoid taking responsibility for the full extent of his criminal activity.

"However, the evidence uncovered during the investigation gave him no choice but to later admit his wrongdoing.

“We are pleased with the sentence that will take Aceto off the streets and prevent him causing further harm to our communities.”

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