Drugs fly as dealer flees police raiders
12:20pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 in Latest News
POLICE had to carry out a painstaking clean-up after a drug dealer sent wraps of heroin and cocaine scattering in a street where children play.
Randy Sengho was fleeing from a police raid at an Eastleaze house when he hurled his ‘stock’ into the road, scattering drugs everywhere.
In total officers recovered 20 grams of cocaine and 26 grams of heroin in a large number of wraps, with a street value of £3,950.
Now the 22-year-old, who has a history of drugs and gun offences and was on early release from prison, is starting a five-and-a-half year jail term.
Anna Vigars, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court how drugs squad officers raided the house on Castleton Road on the morning of Tuesday, March 5.
As they smashed through the front Sengho and a second man, Jake Lee, 26, shot out the back where other officers were waiting to arrest them.
“They ran out of the back of the house getting rid of the drugs as they did so,” she said. “In the attempt to get rid of them the bag burst. It was in an area which happened to be used by children as a play area, not a play park but an area of the street used by young children to play.
“For that reason the police had to be particularly careful as they sealed off the area, making sure every single wrap was found.”
Sengho, of Maida Vale, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis.
The court heard he had two previous convictions for dealing class A drugs, meaning he faced a mandatory seven-year sentence.
He also had incidents of robbery, attempted robbery, having a knife, and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence on his record.
In an offence in north London he fired an imitation firearm at police who were chasing after him.
Keir Monteith, defending, said his client came from a good family but got involved in drugs and crime at a young age.
He said he had been put under pressure to sell drugs and was trying to pay back dealers to whom he owed money.
Since he had been in custody he said there had been a “glimmer of hope” as his client had completed a number of GCSEs.
Jailing him Judge Douglas Field said: “You are a young man of 22 and I regret to say that I am drawn to the conclusion that you are a young criminal. You have been committing offences from an early age, and as you have got older the offences have got more serious.”
After giving him a 20 per cent discount for pleading guilty he imposed a sentence of five years, six months.
At an earlier hearing Lee, of Acton, West London, was jailed for two years, four months after admitting the same offences. The judge said he was not the main player in the operation and did not have as long a record as Sengho.