Ecstasy dealer faces jail

AN Ipswich ecstasy dealer who reported to police that his drugs were stolen is facing jail after being found guilty today.Donovan Dinnie-Weall reported that his Station Street flat was burgled and among the items stolen was a black bag with his name on it.

AN Ipswich ecstasy dealer who reported to police that his drugs were stolen is facing jail after being found guilty today.

Donovan Dinnie-Weall reported that his Station Street flat was burgled and among the items stolen was a black bag with his name on it.

Dinnie-Weall, 24, told police there were prescribed drugs inside the bag. He did not mention there were also 117 ecstasy tablets and about 50 pieces of broken tablets in the bag worth around £500.

Police discovered the ecstasy when the bag was handed in by a woman who found the bag discarded in her garden.

Police also discovered that a piece of cling film in the bag with traces of ecstasy on it matched another piece of drugs-tainted cling film in a bin at Dinnie-Weall's flat.

The jury took less than three hours to convict Dinnie-Weall of possessing drugs with intent to supply them.

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Ipswich Crown Court heard that Dinnie-Weall had a previous criminal record for dishonesty and theft. The court heard that Dinnie-Weall had no other convictions for drugs and had never served a jail sentence.

Mr Recorder Alastair Wilson, QC, ordered a pre-sentence report to assist with the length of the "inevitable" prison sentence.

Dinnie-Weall is due to be sentenced around September 2.