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Islington drug dealer caught with crack and heroin to spend Christmas in jail

PUBLISHED: 13:01 15 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:01 15 December 2014

Caged: Jorome Maragh

Caged: Jorome Maragh

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A drug dealer caught selling crack cocaine and heroin at a train station will spend Christmas in jail after being caged for four years.

Jorome Maragh, 27, of Southgate Road, Islington, was hanging around Cambridge Train Station peddling his wares on June 15.

Concerned station staff called the British Transport Police (BTP), who saw him approach several people and hand something to a couple sat on bench.

Officers talked to him, and he admitted to being high on drugs.

He was taken to a police station and searched - officers found 16 small heat-sealed wraps of heroin and crack, as well as £740 in cash.

Maragh tried to protest his innocence, claiming he was looking after the drugs for a friend. However, at Cambridge Crown Court on December 9, he admitted they were his.

Det Con Dean Percival said: “Drugs wreck lives, so it is pleasing to see a dealer behind bars.

“I would like to pay tribute to the vigilance of the officers involved in catching Maragh, as well as the station staff who told them about his activities.

“I sincerely hope he uses his time in prison to consider the impact his actions have had on the lives of those he supplied, as well as his own.”

Maragh pleaded guilty to two counts of possession class A drugs with intent to supply.


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