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Police uncover Lincoln student flat crack den

The drugs had a street value of around £4.5k

Police found thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine and heroin when officers raided a student flat, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday.

Officers discovered the tenant of the flat in Danesgate House, Lincoln, in bed on her laptop and surrounded by books. But a search then revealed 188 wraps of crack cocaine and 58 wraps of heroin which were divided into street deals.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said that the drugs had a street value of around £4,500.

Mr Howes said: “A warrant was executed at the flat in a block of University of Lincoln accommodation at Danesgate House.

“The occupant was at the university in her first year. Drugs were found along with various other items. There was £375 cash in a shoe box. There were scales on the desk that had traces of cocaine. In a plastic container there was a very significant amount of drugs ready to go for street dealing.”

Mr Howes told the court that the prosecution accepted that the student who lived at the flat was not involved in drug dealing and the cocaine and heroin was being sold by her boyfriend Jeaihan White.

“White was arrested as he returned to the accommodation. He said he had just been out to the shop. He was interviewed by the police and made no comment bar the exculpation of his girlfriend of any involvement by her.”

White, 21, of Balsall Heath, Birmingham, admitted two charges of possession of drugs with intent to supply as a result of the police raid on December 6, 2018. He was jailed for three years.

Jonathan Straw, in mitigation, said White had pleaded guilty without any hesitation and had been frank about his involvement with drug dealing when interviewed by the probation service.

He said White had been using the money he made from dealing to fund his visits to his girlfriend.

Mr Straw said: “He was selling on the streets of Lincoln. There is no suggestion that he was targeting students at the university.”