Young street dealer jailed - Bedford

21/09/2017

A young street dealer in a Class A drugs has today, Thursday, 21 September 2017, been sent to a young offenders institute after he was caught with heroin worth £2700 on him.

Police stopped Jacob Jones, who was behind the wheel of a black Audi A3, on 6 August this year in Bamburgh Drive in Bedford.

Luton Crown Court was told he gave a false name to the officers but eventually provided them with his real name and admitted he only had a provisional licence and was not insured. But that was the least of his troubles when a search of the car by the officers uncovered 27.5 grams of heroin with a purity of 45% and 5 grams of cocaine with a purity of between 72% and 75%. And cash found on the young man and later at his home amounted to £1900.

Jones, aged 20, appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to supply, possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possessing criminal property and driving whilst disqualified. He also admitted having no insurance.

The court was told that Jones of Bamburgh Drive in Bedford had pleaded guilty at an early stage and had shown genuine remorse.

Recorder Steven Gastowicz sentenced him to three years and seven months in a young offenders institute.

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