Men locked up for dealing drugs

TWO men are today locked up after admitting supplying Class A drugs in Ipswich.Marvin Chingono, 20 of Heatherhayes admitted being concerned in making an offer to supply Class A drugs and was sentenced to two years and three months in a young offenders' institution.

TWO men are today locked up after admitting supplying Class A drugs in Ipswich.

Marvin Chingono, 20 of Heatherhayes admitted being concerned in making an offer to supply Class A drugs and was sentenced to two years and three months in a young offenders' institution.

Andrew Steward, also 20 of Byron Road, admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing crack cocaine and was sent to a young offenders' institution for 21 months.

Robert Dalling prosecuting said the defendants were arrested by police after they were seen with a third man who was carrying out a transaction in Garrick Way, in the Castle Hill area of Ipswich, with two known drug users.

Chingono was found to have a total of £1,362 in his possession and at his home and officers found a text on his phone which related to him offering to get £80 of cocaine for someone who had contacted him.

Mr Dalling said that two wraps of cocaine weighing 0.6 grams in total and a wrap of heroin weighing 0.8 grams were found in Steward's possession.

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Steward told police he was a heavy user of cocaine and the cocaine found in his possession was for his own use.

He said he had purchased the heroin wrap for a friend.

Jude Durr, for Steward said the heroin was intended for onward supply.

He said Steward's mother was standing by him but didn't condone his lifestyle.

Neil Macaulay for Chingono said he had tried to kill himself in the past and had been taking medication for depression.

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