Trio convicted of heroin and crack cocaine supply conspiracy in Ipswich

Ipswich Crown Court  Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

Three men have been convicted of conspiring to supply class A drugs on the streets of Ipswich over a period of more than a year.

Lamar Dagnon was convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine in Ipswich  Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYLamar Dagnon was convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine in Ipswich Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Tyrone Clarke, 26, of Shackleton Square, Ipswich, Lamar Dagnon, 22, of no fixed address, and Daniel McCallion, 19, of Gilbert Road, Eastbourne, all admitted two charges on Wednesday.

They pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and conspiracy to supply crack cocaine in Ipswich between December 9, 2018 and March 19 this year.

The trio appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on the same day as Shadrach O’Connor, 27, of no fixed address, and Ishmael O’Connor, 31, of Alston Road, Ipswich, who both entered not guilty pleas to the same charges and are set to face trial later this year.

Their trial has been fixed to begin on September 14 and could last up to 10 days.

A pre-trial review hearing has been scheduled to take place on September 4.

Clarke, Dagnon and McCallion will be sentenced following the conclusion of the trial.

All three will remain in custody at Norwich prison until the date of their sentencing at the same court.

Dagnon is currently serving eight years and 10 months in jail for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and robbery.

He was among eight men imprisoned last December for drug-dealing offences between August 2017 and June 2018.

A pre-sentence report was ordered in respect of McCallion, who, the court heard, had two previous convictions for possession of offensive weapons in public from September 2019 and March this year – for which he received community sentences.

Shadrach O’Connor was refused bail and will remain remanded in custody at Norwich prison.

Ishmael O’Connor, who was the only defendant to appear in person at court on Wednesday, was further granted bail with conditions of residence, electronically monitored curfew and non-contact with his co-defendants.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Ipswich Star