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Trio convicted after drugs found hidden in shoe

PUBLISHED: 18:03 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 22:10 31 July 2018

Drugs recovered from a shoe following a police search Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Drugs recovered from a shoe following a police search Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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A gang of three men have been convicted after police recovered a quantity of class A drugs hidden in shoes at an Ipswich home.

Officers conducted a welfare check on a vulnerable person in January this year on St Helen’s Street and found three men with the woman.

The property was searched under the misuse of drug act and officers recovered class A drugs in wraps hidden in footwear in a bedroom.

Police also recovered around £700 in cash and two mobile phones.

The trio were all arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, and all three were subsequently charged.

At Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, 29-year-old Daniel Sang, of Burtwell Lane in London, was found guilty by a jury of possession of a quantity of Class A drugs following a trial.

Earlier last week at the same court hearing, Miles Barrett, 29, of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to possession of a quantity of class A drugs.

At a separate hearing earlier this year Darrale Sang, 22, of Fir Tree Gardens, Croydon, pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs after a quantity was found in the right pocket of a black hooded top.

All three have been remanded and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

Supt Kerry Cutler, southern policing commander, said: “This was another great result for the youth gangs prevention team – our dedicated team that we set up last year to focus on prevention and early intervention of children and young people associated with gangs or violence, much of which is also drug-related.

“They have recovered large quantities of drugs and therefore prevented from being dealt on the streets of Ipswich, helping to make our neighbourhoods safer places for everyone.”

Anyone who has information about drug use in their community is asked to contact their local policing team on 101 or alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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