Suspended jail sentence for Cambridge drug dealer caught lining up cocaine for customers to snort in the street
A drug dealer who was caught lining up cocaine for his customers to snort in a Cambridge street has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Kieran Cousens, of St Bede’s Crescent, Cambridge, was seen by CCTV operators lining up white powder on his mobile phone and passing it to others to take in Quayside on May 12, 2021.
CCTV notified police who stopped and searched Cousens to find 52 individual bags of cocaine worth between £25 and £50 each.
A search of his home revealed four mobile phones and drug dealing paraphernalia including deal bags and scales.
Cousens, 27, was sentenced at Huntingdon Crown Court on Thursday (June 30) to 21 months in prison, suspended for 21 months, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Det Con Richard Rose, who investigated, said: “Cousens drew attention to himself openly dealing to his customers in a public place.
“Drugs and dealing bring misery, despair and violence to our communities and those responsible will be put before the courts.”
Drug dealing activity can be reported to police at https://bit.ly/3P06bkA.