Man jailed for more than 4.5 years for drug offences
A man from Newmarket has been convicted of drug offences.
Lee Binge, aged 40 years old and from Tulyar Walk in the town appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Monday 23 August where he was jailed for 56 months.
At an earlier hearing he pleaded guilty of posssession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis and also money laundering.
The sentencing follows Binge’s arrest on 3 February this year at his property on Tulyar Walk where around 115g of cannabis and 800g of cocaine were recovered as was around £1,000 in cash. Binge was arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was subsequently charged.
Dc Ian Webb from the Serious Crime Disruption Team said: “Mr Binge was caught with a large quantity of cocaine which he presumably intended to supply around the Newmarket area. Such drug dealing brings misery to local residents and also to many vulnerable people. Therefore, we will continue to take robust action against those who decide to supply drugs around Suffolk”.
The Serious Crime Disruption Team core aim is to disrupt serious and organised gangs whose criminal activity focuses on issues such as drug supply and harmful personal acquisitive crime such as robbery/burglary. Its purpose is to tackle the high threat and harm issues including the supply of controlled drugs.
Anyone who has information about drug use in their community is asked to contact their local policing team on 101 or alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org