A drug dealer linked to the ‘Troy’ drug line, found with heroin and crack cocaine in his car with a street value of around £12,000 has been jailed for more than five and-a-half years.
Marco Lincoln was stopped in a white Mercedes A Class in London Road, South Benfleet at around 1.45am on Thursday, January 31.
When officers searched his vehicle they found a large amount of heroin and crack cocaine. Three mobile phones were also seized.
Following the stop, searches were carried out an address in Lambeth where officers found items including a small amount of cannabis and a four-figure sum of cash.
Lincoln, 36, of Vassall Road, London SW9, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and pleaded guilty at a hearing at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, March 8.
He was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Sandy Greenway, from the South Operation Raptor team, said: “Marco Lincoln had thousands of pounds
worth of Class A drugs in his car – drugs destined for the streets of Essex.
“These drugs would have caused serious harm to our communities. Class A drugs are a scourge on our communities leading to addiction, further crime and violence.
“I’m delighted we’ve prevented these drugs from being sold and Lincoln is facing the next few years behind bars”.
Essex Police set up Operation Raptor teams in the North, South and West of the county to tackle drug and gang-related crime.
If you have information about drug and gang-related crime in your community contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.