Saturday, 15 March 2014

Local Drug Dealer Caged

A drug dealer, who was found with almost £150,000 in heroin and cocaine stashed in two parked cars during a police raid, has been jailed for five years.
Lester Jacobs, 30, (pictured) of Law Street, Southwark was arrested when a warrant was executed by officers from the Chaucer Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
He was convicted at the Old Bailey of possession of the class A drugs, with intent to supply, on January 24, last year.
Cash totalling £4,420 was also confiscated and he was ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge.

A search of the address revealed £2,200 in cash in one of the bedrooms along with the keys for two vehicles, which were parked on the estate.
These vehicles were searched and found to contain crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of just over £145,000.
The drugs were also found with the equipment necessary for their preparation and distribution at street level. 

Jacobs was arrested and was subsequently charged with the possession of the drugs with intent to supply.

An investigation revealed Jacobs was on bail for a similar offence in late 2012 when he was found in possession of 100 wraps of class A drugs and £2,600 cash when he was stopped and searched by a patrolling officer who had noticed him acting suspiciously in the local area.

Jacobs was also charged with those additional offences. 

Detective Constable James Woods said: “This is a prime example of the type of work that goes on across Southwark on a daily basis.
“If anyone living in Southwark has any suspicion that those living in their community are involved in this kind of activity I would urge them to get in touch with us or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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