Ipswich: Bourne Park drug dealer Omar Musa given 32 months’ detention

Bourne Park, Ipswich

Bourne Park, Ipswich

A drug dealer is behind bars today after being caught selling cocaine and heroin in an Ipswich park.

Omar Musa was given 32 months in a young offenders’ institution when he was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

The 20-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was arrested with five other people after police, the police helicopter and police dogs were despatched to Bourne Park.

The six men were detained after officers were contacted by a member of the public shortly before 3pm on July 22 who suspected drugs were being sold in the park.

Police were originally told two men were selling drugs near the basketball court.

When officers attended they saw Musa and detained him.

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At first he gave them a false name and address.

While en route to the police investigation centre at Martlesham officers were told a quantity of drug wraps had been found near the basketball court.

Musa, of no fixed address, subsequently gave police his real name and details when he got to the investigation centre where he was searched.

A total of 22 wraps – 14 of cocaine and eight of heroin – were found during the inquiry.

The other five men arrested by police that day were also detained on suspicion of committing drug offences.

After questioning an 18-year-old man from London, a 19-year-old man from Surrey, a 19-year-old man from Twickenham, a 19-year-old man of no fixed address and a 22-year-old man from London were released on police bail until Friday this week pending further enquiries.