Drug dealer jailed

RESIDENTS in an Ipswich street spoke of their relief today after a drugs dealer was jailed for six months.A police raid at the home of Sandra Jay, of Felix Road, Ipswich, found a large quantity of heroin stashed inside the semi-detached house.

RESIDENTS in an Ipswich street spoke of their relief today after a drugs dealer was jailed for six months.

A police raid at the home of Sandra Jay, of Felix Road, Ipswich, found a large quantity of heroin stashed inside the semi-detached house.

The 43-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a class A drugs with intent to supply during a hearing at magistrates in Ipswich.

As well as being jailed, an order was made for the drugs to be forfeited and £390 to be taken from Jay.


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The seizure was made following tip-offs from members of the community and intelligence gathered by officers in the area.

One resident, who declined to be named, said: "There must be at least 15 people who go there on different occasions. Although they've put Jay in prison, I expect she'll be out in three months and it'll probably be happening again before you know it."

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Another resident spoke of her shock when she saw officers raiding the property, on July 29.

She said: "I remember seeing the police surround the house and knock the door down.

"But until then we didn't really know what was going on in there. It came as quite a surprise to us when we saw the police.

"It's quite a relief now we know that's she's been put in prison though. It's quite worrying to think that was going on."

Detective inspector Louisa Pepper, of Suffolk police, said heroin in wraps of £20 and £40 deals were found inside the house.

She added: "Targeting class A drug dealers is one of our main priorities under Suffolk First and we're obviously delighted we've taken another drug dealer off the streets.

"We acknowledge that drugs do blight people's lives and also affect local communities because of the associated crime they bring with them."

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