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£20k haul of cash and drugs found in drug dealer’s Peterborough home

Jack Defraine appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today (Friday)

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A drug dealer who was found with almost £20,000 worth of cash and drugs in his Hampton home has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Police uncovered thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash after they carried out a warrant at Jack Defraine’s former home in Sparrow Road, Hampton Vale, on 21 May 2021.

Defraine, 29, wasn’t home when officers forced entry but was alerted to their presence via his video doorbell and turned up mid-search to find out what was happening.

He was arrested after officers found a washbag containing £11,645 in cash in his bedroom, along with up to about £7,065 worth of drugs including MDMA, LSD, ketamine, and cannabis in various rooms throughout the house.

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Defraine appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today (Friday) where he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Police uncovered thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash after they carried out a warrant at Jack Defraine’s former home in Sparrow Road, Hampton Vale

Police uncovered thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash after they carried out a warrant at Jack Defraine’s former home in Sparrow Road, Hampton Vale

He had been found guilty of possession with intent to supply a class A drug (MDMA), possession with intent to supply a class B drug (ketamine) and possession of criminal property (cash).

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He was cleared of possession with intent to supply a class B drug (cannabis) and had previously admitted possession of a class A drug (LSD).

PC Shane Nicholls, who investigated, said: “This warrant was part of Operation Spotlight – a partnership response to tackling drug-related activity across Peterborough.

“Defraine denied any involvement in dealing drugs, however the evidence showing the sheer amount of cash and substances he was in possession of ultimately led to a jury finding him guilty.

“I would encourage members of the public to help us in our efforts to tackle drug dealing by passing on information or concerns.”

 

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