‘Drugs are a blight on communities’: Man jailed after £500 worth of heroin found in backpack

A 38-year-old man has been jailed for more than five years after he was caught carrying heroin and cannabis by British Transport Police (BTP).

Dexter Sharpe, of Timsbury Walk, Wandsworth, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of cannabis at Inner London Crown Court on June 26. He was sentenced to five years and six months in jail.

The court heard how, on July 26, 2022, Sharpe was stopped by officers and detained for a search after he was caught smoking a joint outside Clapham Junction station.

He was found to be carrying a mobile phone, more than £2000 in cash and 25 wraps of heroin in his backpack – the equivalent of £500 worth.

He was arrested and while in custody cannabis was also found among his belongings.

During his police interview, Sharpe claimed the phone, cash and heroin did not belong to him but refused to explain why he was carrying them.

Investigating officer DC Emma Martin said: “Sharpe’s sentence reflects the severity of his crime and how serious the courts regard such offending.

“Drugs are a blight on communities and this is yet another example of our intervention removing more drugs that were destined for the streets.

“Anyone involved in the transportation of drugs on the rail network should beware – we have eyes everywhere –  you will be caught and face the consequences.”

Pictured top: Dexter Sharpe (Picture: BTP)

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