Drug dealer jailed for five years

AN IPSWICH drug dealer has today started a five year jail sentence. Brent Lucraft was found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

AN IPSWICH drug dealer has today started a five year jail sentence.

Brent Lucraft was found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Judge David Goodin, at Ipswich Crown Court said: "The jury's verdict shows you were clearly prepared to deal and trade in some thirteen grams of cocaine."

He described the instantly addictive drug crack cocaine as leading to a lifetime of "depravation and destruction."

He said Lucraft's sentence would run alongside the eight year term he is already serving for blackmail and false imprisonment.

The court heard that Lucraft had been found guilty by another jury of assaulting a man, forcing him into a car and making him take drugs.

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During the latest drugs trial the jury heard that police officers had stopped Lucraft in a car on the A12 at Ardleigh.

They saw 30-year-old Lucraft, of Aster Road, throw a package containing crack cocaine out of a black Honda Civic.

The court heard that 32 separate deals could have been made from the 13.1 grams of cocaine, valued at around £600.

The court also heard that Lucraft had a difficult childhood, moving from one caravan to another before being taken into foster care and had already served two five year sentences for violent crimes.

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