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Cambridge drug dealer jailed after help from public

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A drug dealer from Cambridge has been jailed thanks to a tip-off by the public.

Laye Joof (52621075)
Laye Joof (52621075)

Suspecting that a drug deal was taking place in Topper Street on April 16, a concerned member of the community called police.

Officers arrived to see Laye Joof running off and as they chased him he dropped a mobile phone and a glove full of coins.

The 29-year-old was stopped and found with another mobile phone and £540 in cash.

machete (52621077)
machete (52621077)

A search of his home in Graham Road revealed a machete, more than £900 in cash and three more mobile phones. Messages found on the mobile phones linked him to dealing class A drugs.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday (October 20), Joof was sentenced to four years in prison after previously pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

PC Chris Casboult said: “Drug networks including county lines bring a whole host of criminality to our county.

"We continue to be relentless in our approach to making Cambridgeshire a hostile environment for criminals to operate in.

“The public also have a vital role to play in building the information and intelligence picture and we urge you all to continue coming forward with information to enable us to continue to target those who operate in the drugs environment.”

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