Drug dealers jailed after police sting

JAIL sentences totalling nearly 11 years have been imposed on four men in the wake of a £320,000 drugs bust carried out by undercover detectives.Four men dealing in Class A drugs in Ipswich were jailed at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday after supplying the drugs to officers – using the false names Billy and Angie – making "test purchases".

JAIL sentences totalling nearly 11 years have been imposed on four men in the wake of a £320,000 drugs bust carried out by undercover detectives.

Four men dealing in Class A drugs in Ipswich were jailed at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday after supplying the drugs to officers - using the false names Billy and Angie - making "test purchases".

In the dock were Christopher Sudean, 45, of Bramford Road, Ipswich; Roger Harris 24, of Norwich Court, Chevallier Street, Ipswich; Francois Nyandu, 25, of Morland Road, Ipswich; and Raphael Davies 24, of Cavendish Lodge, Turret Lane, Ipswich.

The longest jail term went to Harris, who was sentenced to three years and nine months after admitting four offences - three of supplying Class A drugs and one possession of a Class A drug with intent.


You may also want to watch:


Harris, from Jamaica, will be deported back to that country on his release from prison, said Judge Peter Thompson.

A three-year jail term was imposed on Sudean, who admitted one offence of supplying a Class A drug. Nyandu admitted two offences of supplying a Class A drug and one of possessing a Class A drug, and was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Most Read

Davies, who admitted one offence of supplying a Class A drug, was jailed for 18 months.

The Judge heard from Rupert Overbury, prosecuting, that police officers using undercover names of Billy and Angie approached the defendants to buy heroin or crack cocaine.

The undercover officers would either go to Ipswich addresses or the drugs drop would be in a car.

Police eventually arrested them and seized hundreds of pounds of cash and mobile phones from the dealers, who were supplying individual wraps of cocaine or heroin.

Judge Thompson yesterday ordered forfeiture of the seized cash, which will go to the Suffolk police fund for combating the drugs menace. The seized drugs will be destroyed.

Part of the drug-busting operation was caught on film, using hidden cameras and this was shown in court yesterday .

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter