Lowestoft: Man jailed for dealing crack cocaine

Mitchell Martin

Mitchell Martin - Credit: Archant

A MAN has today been jailed for 28 months dealing crack cocaine.

Mitchell Martin, formerly of the Kirkley and Pakefield area of Lowestoft, was arrested after police executed a warrant at an address in Kendal Road on August 1 last year.

Officers from the Lowestoft-based Territorial Support Team attended the property and detained the 46-year-old who was holding a rock of crack cocaine in his hand, with more found in the pocket of his jeans.

Scales, mobile phones, more crack cocaine and other items associated with drug dealing were also seized.

Messages relating to the supply of drugs were found on the phones and he was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and supplying crack cocaine.

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After pleading guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on April 19, he was sentenced to two years and four months.

Pc Darren Benford-Brown said: “From our investigation it became clear that Martin had a role in supplying crack cocaine in Lowestoft and was beginning to build a client base when we carried out the warrant.

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“He is one of a number of Lowestoft dealers who have recently been jailed by the courts and the sentence sends a message that anyone involved in the supply of class A drugs faces a term of imprisonment.

“We will continue to work to catch those who are dealing as this is often linked to other crimes committed in the town.”

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