A pair of drug dealers who pedalled crack cocaine and heroin from London to Ipswich have been jailed. 

Ronaldo Rose, of Woodford Avenue in Gants Hill, and Melike McAdam, of Cormorant Road in Forest Gate, both aged 21, were arrested in September last year. 

A Met and Suffolk Police investigation found the pair had been working together as part of the ‘Pricey’ county line drugs operation, which saw drugs being transported from London to Suffolk. 

During a raid at an address in east London on September 28, Rose was found inside the property on the sofa, clasping something tightly in his hand. 

Officers tried to prise his hand open, but he resisted and kicked at them. 

When they eventually got his hand open they found he was holding five wraps of crack cocaine. 

McAdam returned to the property the same night, at which point he was arrested. 

They were both convicted of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin. 

Rose was also found guilty of possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply. 

On Thursday, April 25 Rose was given a seven-year sentence while McAdam was given a four-year sentence. 

Det Insp James Cassedy said: “This court result is reflective of the seriousness of the offending of Ronaldo Rose and Melike McAdam.

“County Lines drug dealers are a scourge on society and prey on the most vulnerable members of our communities."