South Oxhey drug dealer jailed after being 'ratted on'

South Oxhey drug dealer jailed after being 'ratted on'

South Oxhey drug dealer jailed after being 'ratted on'

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Drug dealer John Lee from South Oxhey went off to prison on Monday knowing he had been "ratted on".

Police had been tipped off he would be driving on the M1 towards Watford with drugs on board.

And about an hour later officers spotted him close to Junction 10, the London Luton Airport turn off.

St Albans Crown Court heard that when police got him to stop on the hard shoulder they found cocaine on him which he said was for his own use.

But there was a much larger amount discovered when officers searched his home.

As a result Lee, 43, who lived in Furze Close at the time of the offences, appeared for sentence pleading guilty to possessing 520 grams of high purity cocaine with intent to supply.

Miss Gabrielle McAvoca prosecuting told how late on the evening of January 24 this year police received a tip off that a VW Transporter Van would be on the M1 with drugs inside.

The court heard the officers had the details of the van and spotted it at around 10.45pm.

He was stopped and police asked "is there anything in the van you shouldn't have?" He answered, "I am carrying some money for a friend".

Officers then found cocaine on the defendant and later went to his home where they found more.

In all the police recovered around half a kilo of cocaine with a purity of 74 per cent.

Judge John Plumstead was told the haul was worth more than £22,000.

The judge said whatever his role in the operation, Lee couldn't have been acting alone.

And the judge said it was clear someone had "ratted on him" providing police with a description of the van and information about the drugs.

He jailed him for four years telling him "your role was a significant one".

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2:13pm Wed 14 May 14

RadioactiveRant says...

Seems a bit unfair, he should have been given a chance. I doubt he would have done it again.
Seems a bit unfair, he should have been given a chance. I doubt he would have done it again. RadioactiveRant
  • Score: -12

2:38pm Wed 14 May 14

smalon says...

Probably a rival drug dealer that tipped off the police.
Probably a rival drug dealer that tipped off the police. smalon
  • Score: 9

3:25pm Wed 14 May 14

overhere says...

RadioactiveRant wrote:
Seems a bit unfair, he should have been given a chance. I doubt he would have done it again.
I can't believe you think it was unfair he was caught red handed with intent to supply. Clearly not a pillar of society.
[quote][p][bold]RadioactiveRant[/bold] wrote: Seems a bit unfair, he should have been given a chance. I doubt he would have done it again.[/p][/quote]I can't believe you think it was unfair he was caught red handed with intent to supply. Clearly not a pillar of society. overhere
  • Score: 9

3:59pm Wed 14 May 14

Nightreader says...

he should have said he has children to provide for........
he should have said he has children to provide for........ Nightreader
  • Score: 3

4:42pm Wed 14 May 14

Kyria123 says...

One less scum bag of South Oxhey off the street hip hip hooray
One less scum bag of South Oxhey off the street hip hip hooray Kyria123
  • Score: 11

5:51am Thu 15 May 14

Honest Rog says...

I'm disappointed that the sanctimonious, head in the sand brigade haven't warned us that drugs kill!
However, in anticipation of this it's worth noting in the report that the purity was 74% which begs the question: what made up the 26%? Many deaths are attributed to the dubious substances added by greedy scumbags who prey on these people. Substances such as rat poison, scouring powder etc. These are the killers.
Legalise drugs and this would be wiped out at a stroke. Quality control would be assured in government licensed pharmacies and sale would be at government licensed outlets only. What are we frightened of? Scumbag dealers would be out of business overnight. That's what we want, right?
Oh, and as for the oh so brave South Oxhey slur: Come over here and say that!
I'm disappointed that the sanctimonious, head in the sand brigade haven't warned us that drugs kill! However, in anticipation of this it's worth noting in the report that the purity was 74% which begs the question: what made up the 26%? Many deaths are attributed to the dubious substances added by greedy scumbags who prey on these people. Substances such as rat poison, scouring powder etc. These are the killers. Legalise drugs and this would be wiped out at a stroke. Quality control would be assured in government licensed pharmacies and sale would be at government licensed outlets only. What are we frightened of? Scumbag dealers would be out of business overnight. That's what we want, right? Oh, and as for the oh so brave South Oxhey slur: Come over here and say that! Honest Rog
  • Score: 0

9:45am Thu 15 May 14

LSC says...

"Quality control would be assured"

Yes. just like it was for something as basic as horse sold in major supermarkets as beef.
"Quality control would be assured" Yes. just like it was for something as basic as horse sold in major supermarkets as beef. LSC
  • Score: 2

12:11pm Thu 15 May 14

Nightreader says...

Anybody involved in the supply of drugs at any level, be they big time charlie (see what i did there?) or the delivery boy will hopefully get what they deserve.
Anybody involved in the supply of drugs at any level, be they big time charlie (see what i did there?) or the delivery boy will hopefully get what they deserve. Nightreader
  • Score: 5

9:04am Fri 16 May 14

garston tony says...

Honest Rog wrote:
I'm disappointed that the sanctimonious, head in the sand brigade haven't warned us that drugs kill! However, in anticipation of this it's worth noting in the report that the purity was 74% which begs the question: what made up the 26%? Many deaths are attributed to the dubious substances added by greedy scumbags who prey on these people. Substances such as rat poison, scouring powder etc. These are the killers. Legalise drugs and this would be wiped out at a stroke. Quality control would be assured in government licensed pharmacies and sale would be at government licensed outlets only. What are we frightened of? Scumbag dealers would be out of business overnight. That's what we want, right? Oh, and as for the oh so brave South Oxhey slur: Come over here and say that!
Its you that has your head in the sand Rog
[quote][p][bold]Honest Rog[/bold] wrote: I'm disappointed that the sanctimonious, head in the sand brigade haven't warned us that drugs kill! However, in anticipation of this it's worth noting in the report that the purity was 74% which begs the question: what made up the 26%? Many deaths are attributed to the dubious substances added by greedy scumbags who prey on these people. Substances such as rat poison, scouring powder etc. These are the killers. Legalise drugs and this would be wiped out at a stroke. Quality control would be assured in government licensed pharmacies and sale would be at government licensed outlets only. What are we frightened of? Scumbag dealers would be out of business overnight. That's what we want, right? Oh, and as for the oh so brave South Oxhey slur: Come over here and say that![/p][/quote]Its you that has your head in the sand Rog garston tony
  • Score: 3

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