Bury St Edmunds drug dealers jailed after selling to undercover policeman

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A drug dealing duo have been jailed after they sold heroin to an undercover police officer.

Sean Abrey has been jailed for 32 months while Wayne Marcel was sentenced to for four and a half years in prison, by a judge at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday (10).

The court heard how Marcel had previously jumped into a river and swam away from police.

He was spotted by an officer in Bury St Edmunds in February this year.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said Marcel again ran away off but dropped his mobile phone and

51 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine worth £1,000.

He was arrested and bailed but was caught selling £20 worth of heroin to an undercover policeman in Newmarket in July.

Abrey meanwhile sold wraps or heroin and crack cocaine on four occassions to the same undercover officer in Bury St Edmunds, in July.

Abrey, 27 of The Rookery, Brandon, admitted supplying heroin and crack cocaine.

Juliet Donovan, in mitigation for Abrey, said he was a drug user who had sold drugs to help clear a debt.

He was now anxious to end his drug use and wanted help to change his life, she said.

Marcel, 24, of White Road, London, admitted possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Philip Farr, in mitigation for Marcel, said he also had a drug debt and had been under pressure to sell drugs to raise the money to clear it.