Bury St Edmunds pair guilty of possessing drugs with intent to supply

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Two men from Moreton Hall, in Bury St Edmunds, have received suspended prison sentences for possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply.

Oliver Clements, 21, of Salter Close, and Jack Allen, 19, of Layhill Close, were arrested on May 3, last year.

Ipswich Crown Court heard this week how police spotted Allen’s car with a defective headlight in Sebert Road.

Police say the car failed to stop when requested by officers and was pursued to Raedwald Drive, where he and Clements got out and continued on foot.

After being stopped in the street, Clements was seen throwing an object between two cars. This was later discovered to be 17 wraps of cannabis.

Searches followed and at Clements’ home more cannabis wraps were discovered, along with hundreds of pounds in bank notes, cannabis grinders and digital scales, Mobile phones and a cannabis grinder were found in Allen’s car but nothing was found at his home, say police.

Both men pleaded guilty to the offence at a previous court hearing.

Yesterday, they were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years and were each ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

Pc Dave Ellis, of Bury Central Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Police in Bury will continue to work tirelessly to identify and convict those persons involved in the distribution of drugs and alcohol on the Moreton Hall estate and across the town, thereby reducing the associated criminality and anti-social behaviour and making Bury an even safer place to live.”