Youth detention for teenage drug dealer arrested in Bury St Edmunds

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A teenage drug dealer who was arrested in Bury St Edmunds has been locked up for a year.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Farouk Abdul, 18, of Manor Court, Enfield, who pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.

Abdul had denied the offences but changed his plea to guilty before the start of his trial at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday (March 19).

The offences took place on October 11 last year.

Judge John Devaux sentenced Abdul to 12 months detention in a young offenders’ institution and made a confiscation order for £1,135.


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Judge Devaux said although Abdul had previous convictions he didn’t have any for drug offences and his remand in custody had been his first experience of custody.

Judge Devaux said Abdul had played a lesser role in the operation and had been motivated by financial or other advantage.

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The judge said he did not require a pre-sentence report to be prepared before sentencing Abdul.

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