Two men jailed after travelling from Liverpool to sell Class A drugs in Ipswich town centre

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Photograph Simon Parker 21/7/09
Pipers Court in Ipswich which was the scene of a fire

Star-NEWS Photograph Simon Parker 21/7/09 Pipers Court in Ipswich which was the scene of a fire in one of the flats overnight

Police who carried out a raid at an Ipswich town centre flat found drugs worth more than £4,000 which were in the process of being bagged up for sale, a court has heard.

Officers executed a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the flat in Pipers Court, Old Foundry Road, Ipswich on July 13 and arrested Ben Carter and John-Paul Rolland who were at the premises, Ipswich Crown Court was told yesterday.

Quantities of heroin and crack cocaine, worth £4,000-£6,000, which were in the process of being bagged up for sale were seized, said Nicola May, prosecuting.

She said the drugs seized included 76 street deals of crack cocaine as well as 20g of heroin. There were also two rolls of cling film and three sets of digital scales in the flat.

A mobile phone seized from Rolland contained text messages consistent with class A drug dealing, said Miss May. Rolland, 24, and Carter, 28, both of Liverpool, each admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Rolland was jailed for three years and Carter was jailed for 32 months.

Sentencing them, Recorder Christopher Makey said they specifically travelled to Ipswich from Liverpool to sell drugs.