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Drug dealer found with 16 wraps of cocaine and MDMA jailed for over two years

A man has been sentenced to jail for drug dealing following a City of London Police investigation.

Ashley Thomas, 27, of Isham Road, Croydon pleaded guilty to one charge of possession with intent to supply cocaine and one charge of possession of MDMA. He was sentenced to 2 years and 30 weeks at Inner London Crown Court on Friday 12 October 2018.

Thomas was first arrested on 30 June 2017 when his car was stopped by City of London police officers and he was found to be in possession of 16 wraps of cocaine and MDMA down his trousers.

Following his arrest, Thomas’ phone was downloaded and analysed and found to contain text messages showing him organising drug deals across the capital. 

Thomas was also ordered by the court to forfeit his car and cash found on his person and in his home totalling £6,084.

Detective Constable Joseph Farrell from the City of London Police said:

“The City of London Police operates a zero tolerance policy to drugs.

“As well as those who take drugs or deal drugs in the City, we are committed to seeking out people who travel through the Square Mile with drugs to commit offences elsewhere and bring them to justice.”

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