East Ham drug dealer caught with wraps and cash in his pockets is jailed

Ifetade Ladipo (Picture: Essex Police)

Ifetade Ladipo (Picture: Essex Police) - Credit: Essex Police

A dealer caught with up to £1,000 worth of drugs on him has been jailed for four and a half years.

Ifetade Ladipo, of Johnston Road, East Ham, was stopped in Colchester on July 9 last year after police received information his Mercedes A Class was connected to the supply of class A drugs.

He was taken into custody where he was found to have nearly £600 in cash in his pockets.

Officers also found 39 wraps of cocaine and another 20 with heroin, believed to have a street value of between £600 and £1,000.

The 34-year-old denied the charges of two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property but was found guilty on Friday following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

He was sentenced the same day to four-and-a-half years for each drugs charge and three months for the possession of criminal property, all to run concurrently.