Ipswich: Serial drug dealer jailed for six years
A “serial drug dealer” who was found in possession of crack cocaine and heroin has been locked up for six years.
Shane Crossfield was arrested as he came out of a house in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, on June 18 and during a search he was found to have eight wraps of heroin and £2,000 cash on him, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
A pressing device for processing heroin and cocaine was found in the boot of his car and two mobile phones were found in the vehicle and another was found on the ground nearby, said Charles Kellett, prosecuting.
When the property he had just come out of was searched a quantity of crack cocaine was found in a microwave and Crossfield had acccepted that the drugs were his.
Crossfield, 48, of St Matthews Street, Ipswich admitted two offences of possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.
The court heard he had two previous convictions for possessing drugs with intent to supply in 1999 and 2007 and this meant he was subject to a mandatory minimum jail term of seven years.
Recorder Malcolm Bishop gave Crossfield a discount for pleading guilty to the offences which brought the sentence down to six years.
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He also made Crossfield, who he described as a “serial drug dealer”, the subject of a serious crime prevention order for five years after his release from prison.