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Man sentenced for drug offences - London

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A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment, after he was caught dealing drugs at Crawley train station.

On Friday 8 December, officers were called by someone reporting that a man was selling drugs at the station.

When they attended, they found Akel Isaac and, following a search, discovered cannabis, heroin and crack cocaine, as well as an amount of cash.

Isaac, of Bishops Way in Bethnal Green, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on 29 January and was sentenced to the below:

  • Possession with Intent to Supply Heroin – 40 months’ imprisonment
  • Possession with Intent to Supply Crack Cocaine – 40 months’ imprisonment
  • Possession of Cannabis – Six months’ imprisonment

The sentences will run concurrently and Isaac will also pay a victim surcharge of £170.

PC Imogen Sweeney said: “Thank you to my colleagues at Brighton and Gatwick for helping with this investigation on the day Isaac was in custody.  

“A charging decision would not have been obtained in time without their help.  

“Isaac has been in prison since the day he was arrested and I hope the sentence sends out a strong message that we will deal robustly with drug dealers on the rail network.”

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