A man has been jailed for supplying crack cocaine and heroin in Norwich.
Joel Loba, aged 21 and from London, was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday 19 June 2019 after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at an earlier hearing.
The court heard how officers from the Norwich East Neighbourhood Policing Team attended an address in Cowgate on Wednesday 11 April 2018 following concerns of drug dealing at the premises.
On arrival officers found Loba inside the address in possession of £945 in cash and a mobile phone containing messages associated with the supply of drugs. During a search of the property officers also seized a number of wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.
Sergeant Tony Lester said: “This case was a classic example of a property being cuckooed, where the most vulnerable members of the community are exploited in order for drug dealers like Loba to carry out this kind of illegal activity.
“The Norwich East Neighbourhood Policing Team remains committed to tackling the supply of Class A drugs in the city and this sentencing is a clear reminder that we will take robust action against anyone involved.”