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Bury St Edmunds man Fabien Joe, with links to Ipswich, jailed for dealing class A drugs

A Bury St Edmunds man has been jailed today after being convicted of drug offences with links to Ipswich and organising the flow of crack cocaine and heroin into his own town.

Fabien Joe, 26, of Anselm Avenue, was sentenced to 59 months at Ipswich Crown Court for being concerned in the supply of heroin, crack cocaine, and being in possession of a blade. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

Officers from the Met police attended a property on May 26, in Ilford as part of Operation Orochi and arrested him before taking him to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Fabien Joe
Fabien Joe

Joe was charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine - both between April and May 2021 - and also possession of a knife in a public place.

Evidence showed Joe dealt class A drugs under the moniker of the 'Josh' line business – which he set up two days in April 2020 after coming out of prison for serving a sentence for possession with intent to supply drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin.

Through complex investigative tactics the Serious Crime Disruption Team (SCDT) established that he was controlling the line business and was organising the flow of crack and heroin into Bury St. Edmunds between April 2020 and April 2021 before his arrest.

When arrested Joe was found to be in possession of a knife and he also had a large quantity of cash.

DC Jared Fortune of the SCDT, said: "I was delighted to hear in his letter to the judge that Mr Joe’s apprehension and subsequent punishment may be the very catalyst to turn him from being a law breaker and allow him to implement becoming a force for good.

"In light of this, I’d iterate to all those involved in organised drug supply that not only do you generate devastation in our communities, you create misery for yourselves when we undoubtedly catch you; it’s in your own interest to seek a lawful alternative.”

If you suspect drug dealing is taking place in your area or see anything suspicious or out of place, call the police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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