Ipswich drug dealer jailed for four years

A 20-YEAR-OLD drug dealer who travelled to Ipswich from London to sell heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed for four years.

Jane Hunt

A 20-YEAR-OLD drug dealer who travelled to Ipswich from London to sell heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed for four years.

Police who raided a house in Anglesea Road, Ipswich on May 20 found Akif Iqbal sitting on a sofa making notes on a “dealers list”.

During a search of the premises and Iqbal's clothing officers discovered 24.6g of heroin and 4.8g of crack cocaine with a street value of �2,000 -�2,500, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Ros Jones, prosecuting, said that during police interviews Iqbal, who she described as a “low level dealer”, claimed he had been forced to come to Ipswich to deal drugs after he and his family received threats.

Iqbal, of London, admitted two offences of possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and was jailed for four years.

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Neil Saunders for Iqbal said his client was a cannabis user and had been in custody since his arrest in May.

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