Trio jailed for cocaine and heroin haul

THREE men have been jailed for their part in a plot to supply drugs after police seized more than 100 packets of cocaine and heroin worth thousands of pounds in a raid on an Ipswich flat.

THREE men have been jailed for their part in a plot to supply drugs after police seized more than 100 packets of cocaine and heroin worth thousands of pounds in a raid on an Ipswich flat.

A jury at Bury St Edmunds Crown Court convicted the trio by majority verdicts after an eight-day trial, during which members were told how a substantial amount of class A drugs were found at the flat in Lone Barn Court, Ipswich.

Dean Marsh and Jason Dennis, who lived at the property, and Curtis Benson, from Hackney, east London, had denied conspiring to supply cocaine and diamorphine, more commonly known as heroin. Dennis also pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine, relating to an incident at the flat on July 3 last year.

However, the jury returned guilty verdicts after deliberating for more than nine hours. Dennis was jailed for a total of seven years, Benson was sentenced to four-and-a-half and Marsh got six years.

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