A drug dealer who hid cannabis inside a chewing gum container has been sentenced.

Police attended Darnell Jackson’s flat on February five immediately after getting reports of drug dealing at that address.

Jackson (20) of Newmarket Road, Cambridge, ran for his bedroom when police arrived and attempted to close himself inside. On the other hand, the officers followed and arrested him.

When asked if there was something present in his space that should really not be, Jackson indicated to an Adidas rucksack and a chewing gum container. Officers searched these products and discovered cannabis inside each.

In total there was £1,260 worth of cannabis inside Jackson’s space.

On top of that, his iPhone was littered with messages relating to drug bargains, with some providing to provide cocaine.

Jackson was taken to Parkside Police Station to be interviewed and stated he wanted the officers to know he had £230 inside his coat pocket, stating this was a birthday present from his mother. In interview he gave no comment.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Monday Jackson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to provide cannabis. He was sentenced to a 12 month neighborhood order, 80 hours of unpaid perform and 10 days of rehabilitation activity requirement (RAR).

Sergeant Jamie Williams stated: “Drugs can be linked to other crimes such as severe street-primarily based violence and burglary, and altogether this brings misery to communities.

“Looking by means of Jackson’s telephone it was clear to see he was working with his Cambridge flat as a base from which to deal drugs to a massive of quantity of individuals inside the city. Fortunately he has been stopped in his tracks and I hope the rehabilitation activity will give him motivation to modify his life style.”

If you suspect somebody is involved in drug dealing, report this on-line at www.cambs.police.uk/report or by calling 101. Usually get in touch with 999 in an emergency.

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