Drug dealer jailed - Hertford

08/06/2012

A man caught with wraps of heroin and cocaine on a Hertford street has been jailed for 21 months.

Ifeanyi Adimibe was stopped on Railway Street in the town on 02 December last year, thanks to a sharp eyed police officer who saw him briefly talking to two known addicts.

Suspecting a deal might be underway, the officer stopped his patrol car and, after searching Adimibe, found £305 on him.

He was arrested and taken to Hertford Police Station and when told he was going to be strip searched, produced a bag of wraps from his underpants saying, "He told me to hold them and everything would be fine. They are not mine."

The bag contained 36 wraps or street deals of cocaine and 28 wraps of heroin.

At St Albans Crown Court on Friday, 08 June 2012, Adimibe, 31, of Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N7, pleaded guilty to two offences of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Dee Connolly defending said the drugs found on Adimibe were to be used later that day at a party. She said no deal had taken place in Railway Street that day, but she said her client had got in with a bad crowd.

The court was told Adimibe came from a respectable family and now felt he had bought shame on them and himself.

Passing sentence, Judge John Plumstead said, "This is a sad sentence I have to pass because the effect on your family will be extremely serious."

He jailed him for 21 months.

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