A 25-year-old who supplied drugs in Ipswich has been jailed for more than four years.

Reece Codrington, of Melvin Way, Woolpit, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday,  January 29 for sentencing.

He had previously been convicted of numerous drug offences in November 2023.

Codrington pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial to five offences, including being concerned in the supply of heroin, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of cannabis, offering to supply class A drugs and concealing criminal property – namely tens of thousands of pounds.

He was jailed for four years and three months.

At about 12pm on February 28 last year, police officers went to Stoke Park Drive in Ipswich after receiving reports of a man suspected to be dealing drugs in the area.

Codrington matched the description of the suspect and was detained for a search.

Officers rang a phone number which was known to be used by a local drugs line and one of the two phones in Codrington’s possession rang, confirming their suspicions.  

He was then arrested.

Officers investigating his movement discovered that he had been at an address nearby where he was arrested by using doorbell footage.

This address was the home of a vulnerable woman and it was suspected that Codrington had been using this property to store drugs.

Officers searched the property and found lumps of cocaine, wraps of heroin and more than 1kg of cannabis, along with digital scales and a number of mobile phones.

An investigation by the Serious Crime Disruption Team at Suffolk police included analysis of Codrington’s mobile phones and found messages which proved his involvement in the supply of various controlled drugs.

His DNA was also found on the packaging of the drugs that were located during the search of the address at the vulnerable woman’s home.

Detective Constable Dan Steel, of the Serious Crime Disruption Team, said: "Reece Codrington was clearly heavily involved in the supply of class A and class B drugs in Ipswich and was facilitating this by using the home of a vulnerable woman."