Drug user jailed after police raid

A CANNABIS user is behind bars today after thousands of pounds of drugs were seized from his Ipswich home.Leon Kerry, 27, of Aster Road, Ipswich was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing class A, B and C drugs, with intent to supply.

A CANNABIS user is behind bars today after thousands of pounds of drugs were seized from his Ipswich home.

Leon Kerry, 27, of Aster Road, Ipswich was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing class A, B and C drugs, with intent to supply.

During a search of Kerry's home, officers found 333 ecstasy pills, 926.2g of amphetamine and 14.45kg of cannabis resin, with a street value of £53,000.

Nicola May, prosecuting at Ipswich Crown Court said: “The charges relate, essentially, to the execution of a drug search in Aster Road at 9.15pm on April 7.


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“Mr Kerry said, as the police carried out their search, 'tell me what you have you so far and I can save you time and tell you where the rest is.'”

Simon Spence, mitigating on behalf of Kerry, said: “He definitely has a long-standing problem with drugs himself.

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“It is to be credited that, in custody, he has voluntarily sought to address his drug problem.

“The risk of course is that, although he must be punished for what he has done, if his hope of future release is so far in the distance, his hope might be crushed and he might revert to drug use in prison.”

Kerry's partner, Dawn Ablett appeared in the dock beside him, accused of transferring criminal property.

She shares a home with Kerry and admitted profiting from his drug dealing but said she condemned his behaviour.

Ablett, 23, has a child with Kerry and the couple were described as “childhood sweethearts.”

Ablett, previously of good character, was ordered to serve 161 hours of community punishment with the addition of a 12-week curfew from 7pm to 6am.

Sentencing Ablett, Judge David Goodin, said: “In enjoying the opportunities for a more comfortable home and life that were afforded by Mr Kerry's activities, you have committed, as I am sure you understand now, a serious offence.”

Kerry was sentenced to three, three-and-a half-month sentences to run concurrently for three charges of possession with intent to supply.

The court accepted that Kerry was acting as a custodian for a significant amount of the drugs and they were passed on to another dealer.

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