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Man jailed for drug supply offences in Great Yarmouth

A man has been jailed for supplying crack cocaine and heroin in Great Yarmouth last year.

Louis Vaz, aged 37 and of Tolhouse Street in Great Yarmouth, was sentenced to four years in prison at Norwich Crown Court yesterday (Monday 28 February 2022) after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in February 2020 and possession with intent to supply heroin in October 2020.

Vaz was arrested by officers patrolling King Street at around 8.15pm on Wednesday 17 February 2020 after they witnessed Vaz exchanging drugs with a man. Officers searched Vaz and found him to be in possession of a quantity of cash and a mobile phone.

Further enquiries led officers to an address in King Street where Vaz was living at the time where drug paraphernalia and a sim card were seized.

Vaz was released on police bail and later charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin after analysis of the mobile phone and sim card established they were both being used to facilitate the sale of crack cocaine and heroin in the town.

Vaz was arrested a second time on Sunday 18 October after officers stopped a car on the A47 Acle Straight. Vaz was a passenger in the car and following a search by officers, he was found to be concealing heroin, with a street value of up to £1,500, between his thighs.

Vaz was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.