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Mildenhall teenager sent to young offenders' institute after police seize knuckle duster and class A drugs

A 19-year-old has been sentenced to 45 months in a young offenders' institute for drugs and weapons offences.

Sorren Price, of St Andrew's Street, Mildenhall, was questioned and searched by police following a report of suspicious activity in the Yellow Brick Road area of Newmarket on April 18.

They seized £373.30 in cash, a knuckle duster and a mobile phone.

Sorren Price. Picture: Suffolk Police (34886092)
Sorren Price. Picture: Suffolk Police (34886092)

A number of class A drugs wraps and a vessel containing a suspected noxious liquid were recovered from a ditch nearby.

Price appeared in Ipswich Crown Court yesterday (May 18) where he previously admitted possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a weapon capable of discharging a noxious liquid.

He was given a 30 month custodial sentence to be served at a young offenders’ institute in addition to 15 months from a suspended sentence given in January for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and cannabis in 2018.

Acting Superintendent Andy Pursehouse, of Suffolk Police, said: "Reporting suspicious activity in our communities is vital to stopping drug activity and we would encourage anyone who sees anything untoward to report it to police.

"Drug dealing has devastating consequences for people in our communities.

"Local officers promptly responded to the report leading to this arrest, which sends a clear message that these offences are taken extremely seriously."

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