Jailed: Wanstead drug dealer who sold cocaine and heroin from Travelodge
PUBLISHED: 11:21 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:21 29 March 2019
A Wanstead drug dealer who operated out of a Travelodge has been jailed.
Cambridge Crown Court heard how 20-year-old Ibrahim Mohamed, of Brading Crescent, checked into a Cambridge branch of the hotel chain on October 7, 2017.
The duty manager became suspicious of potential criminal activity and tipped off police.
Officers searched Mohamed’s room and found 39 wraps of cocaine and seven wraps of heroin worth £500.
They also found £80 in cash, a set of scales and a Nokia ‘burner’ phone, which contained messages indicating drug dealing.
PC Matt Smith said: “Drugs ruin lives and we will continue to pursue those who sell them in the county.
“This case shows that people who think it’s easier to sell drugs in Cambridge than in London are wrong.”
Mohamed was jailed yesterday (March 28) at the crown court after being found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs an earlier hearing.