Ipswich: Judge jails man as message to drug suppliers
A man who offered to supply others with cannabis has been sent to prison for six weeks as a message to other suppliers.
Benjamin Durcan pleaded guilty to offering to supply cannabis between March 22 and March 28, of this year.
The 21-year-old, of Valley Road, Ipswich, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was branded a “street supplier”.
During the hearing, the court heard commuication alleged to be between Durcan and potential customers.
Representing Durcan, Ian Duckworth told the court that his client had not offended for a number of months since he was arrested for the offence.
Mr Duckworth asked that credit was given for his client’s guilty plea.
When sentencing, District Judge David Cooper, said: “To me it is clear that he has been a vigorous and active street supplier.
- 1 Fuel protests: Twelve miles of queues reported on A12
- 2 15 of the best photos from Ipswich Music Day 2022
- 3 Man in 40s stabbed at town centre multi-storey car park
- 4 Road closed and person trapped in car after crash
- 5 Keys secured as 'Goliath' £1.2m needed to restore burned down church
- 6 Travellers pitch up at park in Ipswich
- 7 Interactive map reveals the Suffolk neighbourhoods with highest Covid rates
- 8 Jailed in June: The Suffolk criminals locked up last month
- 9 Macauley Bonne: Town is not a closed book... I've got unfinished business
- 10 7 of the prettiest cafes in Suffolk
“He hasn’t really made a contribution to society.”
Judge Cooper added: “I have to send a message out to other suppliers and for that reason I am sentencing you (Durcan) to six weeks in prison.
“You do get credit for pleading guilty.
“It is a pretty good message to street suppliers.”
During the hearing Durcan was also ordered to forfeit his mobile phone.