Two drug dealers were arrested after police stopped a car in Ipswich town centre late at night, a court has heard.

Twenty-four-year-old Stefan Jordan had tried to run off but was caught a short distance away close to 15 discarded wraps of cocaine, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

His co-defendant, 48-year-old Nicholas Rimmer, who was driving the car when it was stopped in the Buttermarket admitted to police that they were in Ipswich to supply drugs, the court heard.

Rimmer, of Hertfordshire and Jordan, of Mortimer Road, Kempston,  admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply in December last year.

Jordan also admitted assaulting a man on a train in Kent in 2020.

Ipswich Star: Stefan Jordan, 24, has been jailed for 38 months.Stefan Jordan, 24, has been jailed for 38 months. (Image: Suffolk police)

Rimmer was given a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years, a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work.

Jordan was jailed for a total of 38 months.

Pete Spary for Rimmer said he was a long-term drug addict who had been asked to drive the car to Ipswich from Bedfordshire in return for a small amount of drugs.

He said that since he'd been in custody he had become clean of drugs.

Richard Kelly for Jordan said his client had served the equivalent of a 23 month sentence in custody.

He said Jordan had become involved in the supply of drugs after running up a drug debt.