Ipswich drug dealer who tried to run from police is jailed for five years

Idris Farah, 22, of Luther Road, Ipswich.
Jailed for five years in prison for drug dealing.

Idris Farah, 22, of Luther Road, Ipswich. Jailed for five years in prison for drug dealing. - Credit: Archant

A drug dealer stopped by police with more than 200 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Idris Farah, 22, was searched by officers in Fuchsia Lane after an on-foot chase on June 27 and found with the drugs which had an approximate street value of £3,000.

Farah, of Luther Road, Ipswich, admitted possession with intent to supply class A drugs on the first day of his trial at Ipswich Crown Court last month before being sentenced on Tuesday.

He was also sentenced for two counts of possesion with intent to supply after 125 wraps of crack cocaine and one of heroin were found on him during a search in Norwich Prison while he was on remand.

Superintendent Louisa Pepper, Ipswich policing commander, said: “This sends a clear message to drug dealers who operate in Suffolk – this activity will not be tolerated and you will be put behind bars.

“I also hope this result reassures the community we’re targeting drugs in Ipswich.

“We are acting on intelligence and getting out on the streets to catch offenders red-handed with drugs in their possession.

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“This case was an excellent piece of work by officers who saw Idris getting out of a taxi and acting suspiciously.

“Suffolk police takes drug crime seriously. We recognise drugs have effects on those who use them, and also for communities.”