Suspended sentence for drug dealer who tried to hide from police

The case was heard at Cambridge Crown Court

The case was heard at Cambridge Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A drug dealer has been sentenced after he ran from officers who were investigating another incident in St Ives.

Jamie Payne, 18, spotted the officers after they had pursued a car to Derwent Close, St Ives, on May 6.

He turned and ran, throwing a black shoulder bag as he went.

The officers gave chase and caught up with Payne, who had tried to hide in a hedge.

The black bag was recovered and officers found a large quantity of cash and cannabis, a small amount of cocaine, three MDMA tablets and bank cards with Payne's name on. While in custody, Payne admitted the drugs were his.


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Payne, of Bridge Street, Chatteris, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and possessing class B drugs with intent to supply.

On Friday (November 29) at Cambridge Crown Court, he was given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work and remain on a curfew for six months.

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DC Lesley Sonnen said: "Drug dealing can have a devastating impact on a community as it often comes with an array of associated crimes."

If you suspect somebody is involved in drug dealing, report it online at www.cambs.police.uk/Report or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

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