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15 December 2014, 12:37
Jail for drug dealer found with heroin and crack at Cambridge station.
A drug dealer who was found with 16 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine at Cambridge station has been jailed for four years.
Jorome Maragh, 27, of Southgate Road, Islington, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday, 9 November, after pleading guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply.
He was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, 15 June, after station staff alerted British Transport Police (BTP) officers to Maragh, who was behaving strangely in the station.
Officers saw Maragh approach several people and hand something to a couple on a bench outside the station.
The court heard the officers approached Maragh and questioned him about his behaviour, at which point, he admitted to being under the influence of drugs.
Maragh was taken to a police station where a search revealed him to be in possession of 16 small heat-sealed wraps of heroin and crack, as well as £740 in cash.
The court was told Maragh tried to protest his innocence after he was arrested, claiming he was looking after the drugs for a friend. However, in court, he admitted the drugs were his.
Speaking after Maragh was sentenced, Detective Constable Dean Percival said: "Drugs wreck lives, so it is pleasing to see a dealer behind bars.
"I would like to pay tribute to the vigilance of the officers involved in catching Maragh, as well as the station staff who told them about his activities.
"I sincerely hope he uses his time in prison to consider the impact his actions have had on the lives of those he supplied, as well as his own."