Suspended sentence for student drug dealer

When Omari Acheampong was stopped and searched, officers found three small bags of cocaine worth £75

When Omari Acheampong was stopped and searched, officers found three small bags of cocaine worth £75, three bags of MDMA crystals worth £120, a bag containing nine pink MDMA tablets worth £80, £87 cash and a mobile phone that contained drug dealing texts. - Credit: Archant

A man who claimed he was dealing drugs to pay for university has been handed a suspended sentence.

Omari Acheampong, 20, was stopped and searched by police after he was seen acting suspiciously in Rustat Road, Cambridge.

Officers found three small bags of cocaine worth £75, three bags of MDMA crystals worth £120, a bag containing nine pink MDMA tablets worth £80, £87 cash and a mobile phone that contained drug dealing texts.

Police searched his home and found a further £470 worth of cannabis and MDMA tablets and crystals, deal bags, scales and £600 cash.

Acheampong, of Perne Avenue, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply MDMA and cocaine at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on April 24.


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He was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday June 12) at Cambridge Crown Court to two years in a youth offenders institute, suspended for 18 months.

He was also told to complete 220 hours’ unpaid work.

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