Drugs hung in Ipswich woodland

HARD drugs were hung in a tree in Ipswich woodland a court heard.Police saw Miles Best go to the wooded area near Belmont Road, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

HARD drugs were hung in a tree in Ipswich woodland a court heard.

Police saw Miles Best go to the wooded area near Belmont Road, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Jonathan Seely, prosecuting, said drugs were seized from a tree and three men, including Best, were seen in the area.

Best, 21, of Drapers City Foyer, Tower Hamlets, London, was arrested and a carrier bag was found in his possession containing 135 packets of crack-cocaine weighing about 19 grams and 16 wraps of heroin weighing around three grams.

The court heard that Best had failed to surrender to custody in December but he attended court in January and pleaded guilty to possessing crack-cocaine and heroin with intent to supply the drugs.

He admitted the bail act offence.

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Richard Potts, mitigating, said Best was of “pretty much” previous good character but had suffered family problems which had rendered him homeless.

Mr Potts said Best had found it difficult to find a job because he had no address and was hoping to make money by selling the drugs. He said Best failed to attend court because he was living “hand to mouth” in London and had no means of getting to Ipswich.

Judge David Goodin said dealing Class A drugs was always treated seriously by the courts.

Best was jailed for a total of three and a half years.

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