Father and stepson drug dealers jailed - Hertford

09/10/2017

A father and his stepson, who drove out from Tottenham in London to sell drugs in the "middle class" Hertfordshire market town of Hertford, have today, Monday, 9 October 2017, been jailed for 18 months each.

Darryl Camp, aged 35, and Leroy Jackson, aged 20, soon came to the attention of police at lunchtime on 14 March this year after pulling up in a grey Mercedes in the centre of Hertford.

Officers saw a third man approach the vehicle and reach in through the passenger window. He immediately made off from the car and when the officers stopped and searched him it was discovered he had on him three small wraps. One contained heroin and two contained cocaine. He quickly admitted he had just handed over £20 to the men in the car.

Camp and Jackson were arrested and, when subjected to a strip search back at Stevenage police station, Jackson was found to have 34 wraps of heroin and cocaine hidden in his underpants.

Today at St Albans Crown Court, the pair, who both live in Philip Lane, Tottenham, pleaded guilty to two offences of supplying a class A drug and two offences of possessing a class A with intent to supply.

Prosecutor Charles Judge told the court that the drugs recovered that day had a total value of around £400. He said the wraps represented £10 street deals.

Carl Woolfe, defending, said a man had supplied Jackson with the drugs and the list of customers and then told him where to go. Out of work and still grieving for the loss of his child, the court was told he had embarked on the ill fated expedition to Hertford accompanied by his stepfather.

Judge Andrew Bright QC said that by driving out of London to a "quiet and peaceful and middleclass" area like Hertford suggested planning. He sentenced Jackson to 18 months in a young offenders' institute and Camp was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

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