Jail for man who sold drugs near Ipswich skatepark

Crown Court, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Crown Court, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A 24-year-old “county lines” drug dealer who was seen dealing cocaine near to a skatepark in Ipswich has been jailed for 40 months.

Samil Abubaker was arrested after police saw him supplying drugs to a number of known drug users in the skatepark near Stoke Bridge at 7.30pm on August 7 this year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Mathew Sorel-Cameron said that officers saw eight known drug users in the area and saw Abubaker standing nearby talking on a telephone.

When he was arrested in West End Road, Ipswich, he was found to have ten wraps of cocaine and £445 cash in a shoulder bag.

Abubaker of Mary Datchelor, Close, London admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis and possession of criminal property.

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Jailing him for 40 months Judge John Devaux said the skatepark near Stoke Bridge was typically used by teenagers which was an aggravating feature of the case.

Kelly Fernandez-Lee for Abubaker said her client wasn’t a drug user and had come to Ipswich to sell drugs to clear a financial debt.

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