A trio of men from East London who were part of a county drugs line have been jailed after £10k worth of cocaine and cannabis was seized by the police.
Marcus Moses-Cairnes, of Rixsen Road in Manor Park, Garth Tulloch, of Framlingham Close in Clapton and Ahamefuna Anukam of Iris Close in Ilford ran the Tommy line in Southend.
The three men were seen carrying out a suspected drug deal from a car in Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, on December 4 last year, before another suspected deal in The Chase, Benfleet, a few hours later.
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Officers from Essex Police’s operation raptor team stopped the car and arrested the trio.
Moses-Cairnes was found with 19 wraps of cocaine on him.
During a search of the three’s house in Eastwoodberry Crescent, Southend, even more cocaine and cannabis was found.
The total street value of the drugs that were seized came to £9,500.
A mobile phone found in the car had a draft text message advertising drug deals with 24-hour delivery, as well other messages from customers.
At Basildon Crown Court on February 22, Moses-Cairnes and Tulloch admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis, then Anukam admitted possession with intent to supply cannabis on April 1.
A court heard Tulloch held the drugs line phone, Moses-Cairns was in possession of the drugs, and Anukam was the car driver. They were working together from the house in Eastwoodberry Crescent.
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All three were sentenced on Monday, August 2, when Moses-Cairnes, 28, was jailed for four years and nine months, Tulloch, 27, for three years and four months and Anukam, 27, for a year and eight months.
A spokesperson from Essex police said: “Drugs are linked to violence, exploitation of young people and vulnerable adults, and other crimes such as burglary, theft and sexual offences.
“That’s why Essex Police relentlessly pursues drug dealers and suppliers – so we can protect people from harm.”