Cambridge drug dealer jailed for more than two-and-a-half years
A man who was caught dealing heroin and crack cocaine in Cambridge has been jailed for more than two-and-a-half-years.
An off duty officer, on his lunch break at the Grafton Centre on October, 26 in 2017, spotted Peter Abolarin talking to a man and a woman he knew to be drug addicts.
Suspecting a drug deal was about to take place, the officer called for assistance before approaching Abolarin, who ran away.
The 22-year-old of South Street, Enfield, hid a Tic Tac box, with about 20 wraps inside, under the wheel arch of a car before stopping in John Street where he was detained.
Abolarin claimed the drugs were for his personal use but officers found further wraps and cash where he had been staying with his girlfriend in Newmarket Road.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and two counts of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine.
He was sentenced to two years and nine months on July 15 at Cambridge Crown Court.
Detective Constable Karen Lunn said: “We’re working hard to tackle drug dealing in the city and bring people like Abolarin before the courts.”
Meanwhile, two teenage county lines drug dealers have also been convicted after being caught exchanging packages and money by an off duty police officer.
The 18-year-old pair spotted by PC Dan Scott on Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge on May 15.
He was out jogging when he witnessed Fabian Ilo and Ilir Baleci conduct around eight drug deals.
While waiting for his on-duty colleagues to arrive, PC Scott followed the men to East Road and assisted with their arrest.
Ilo was found with £786 in cash, two mobile phones, cannabis and wraps hidden in his underwear.
Baleci was found with class A wraps, some coins and a phone.
At Cambridge Crown Court on July 18, Ilo, of Romford Road, London, who had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin and breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order, was sentenced to two years and two months in a young offenders institute.
Baleci, of Fleetwood Road, Slough, who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin was sentenced to two years suspended for two years. He was also given 200 hours unpaid work.
PC Jamie Williams from the Southern Impact Team said: “We’re working hard to remove dealers like Ilo and Baleci from the streets of Cambridge and the county. We will not tolerate drug dealing and there is nowhere to hide for drug dealers and those who seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of others.”
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