£1,000 of drugs allegedly discovered in flat, court hears

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Police officers who raided a flat in Leiston discovered drugs worth nearly £1,000, a court has heard.

When police arrived at 41-year-old James Mercer's flat in Colonial Court they found him sitting on a sofa and when they looked under it they found 57 wraps of cocaine, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The officers also discovered a further 33 wraps of cocaine in a tin on a coffee table, said Raj Joshi, prosecuting.

He said £70 cash was found in a glasses case and the total value of the drugs found in the flat was £970.

Mercer, of Colonial Court in Station Road has denied possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply on September 12 2017.

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After his arrest he refused to answer questions about what he did for a living but told police he relied on members of his family to sustain him.

Mr Joshi said Mercer gave a "confused" explanation when he was asked about the drugs found in his flat.

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The trial continues.

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