Jail for drug dealer after officers find ball of crack cocaine on sofa

Drug dealer Reece Reddington has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Drug dealer Reece Reddington has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. - Credit: POLICE

A drug dealer who left a cling film ball filled with crack cocaine on his sofa has been jailed.

Police arrested 34-year-old Reece Reddington at a property in Eltham, South East London, on August 28 after securing a warrant to search the premises.

Officers discovered phone records linking Reddington to the address and to the supply of class A drugs in Cambridge.

They also discovered a cling film ball filled with individual wraps of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of up to £3,000 and mobile phones with messages about drug deals, paraphernalia and about £800 cash in Reddington’s pockets.

Reddington, of Saville Road, Peterborough, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possessing criminal property at Peterborough Crown Court on December 9.

He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

PC Alex Galan-Tarachiu, who investigated, said: “The warrant uncovered a huge amount of evidence, which proved Reddington was linked to drug deals across Cambridge.

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“I am pleased a substantial amount of class A drugs was taken off the streets, along with the dealer.

"I hope this sentence highlights how seriously drug dealing is taken in Cambridgeshire and I would urge members of the public to make themselves familiar with the signs of drug dealing and report any concerns to us.”

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