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Preston drug dealer who was caught after stop and search is jailed

Posted on - 1st June, 2024 - 4:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fishwick, Preston News, St Matthews
Marquis Africa, 27, was jailed after pleading guilty to possession of Class A drugs Pic: Preston Police

A drug dealer has been jailed after being caught during a stop and search in Meadow Street.

Preston Police discovered Class A drugs in Marquis Africa’s rucksack on 11 April this year after he was searched.

The 27-year-old was arrested and a search of his home in Owtram Street in the St Matthews area of the city discovered more Class A drugs, £6,000 in cash, several small bags of cannabis and drugs packaging.

Read more: Liverpool to Preston cocaine gang sentenced after 10-month police investigation

Africa pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on 15 May to five years and seven months in prison.

Sergeant David Hargreaves from Preston Task Force said; “Organised crime, including the production and supply of drugs, the violence which controls this market and how it impacts on vulnerable people, blights our communities and we will not tolerate it in Preston.

“We will continue to target and keep the pressure on those involved in this kind of activity to put them before the course to make our streets safer.”

Anyone with information about suspected drug dealing in the city can contact police on 101.

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