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4 April 2019, 19:20 | Updated: 4 April 2019, 19:23
County Lines drug dealer jailed - London A County Lines drug dealer who was caught with over 50 wraps of drugs and a 10 inch hunting knife in his waistband has been locked up for five years.
Tyreal Foster, 18, and of Welstead Way, Chiswick, was found guilty of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of an offensive weapon at Cambridge Crown Court on 29 March, following an incident in December.
The Judge sentenced him to four and a half years behind bars for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and a further six months for possession of an offensive weapon, to run consecutively.
Foster was stopped by officers at Cambridge station on 7 December after he was spotted loitering around the gate line with no ticket.
He could not account for why he was in the area and officers told him they had established grounds for a stop and search.
Foster fled from officers but tripped over the ticket barrier and was detained. He admitted having the 10 inch knife on his person and was arrested.
52 pea-sized wraps of crack and heroin were then found secreted on him, when further searches were conducted in custody. The drugs has an approximate street value of £520.
Detective Constable David Underwood said:
"There is absolutely no excuse for carrying knives or drugs on the rail network, and we are working tirelessly to stop criminals like Foster from using the rail network to supply drugs.
Thanks to the hard work of the officers involved in this case, a dangerous weapon has been taken off the railway and the streets, and the supply of illegal drugs has been significantly disrupted.
I hope Foster’s custodial sentence serves as a reminder to all that we will do everything in our power to convict these offenders."