A 28-year-old man from Brixton Hill has been jailed after being convicted of intending to supply drugs in Bromley.
Ismail Attah, from Helix Road, Brixton Hill, was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was jailed for seven years at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday (January 30).
Attah was arrested after police approached a suspicious looking Vauxhall Zafira at Waitrose, Beckenham, in the early hours of February 25 2012. As officers approached the vehicle Attah leapt from the vehicle and ran off, but was caught after a footchase. A bag containing rocks of crack cocaine and £2,200 cash was found in his vehicle and another £1,000 cash was found when he was searched. Further wraps of drugs were found along the route Attah tried to escape.
A 27 year-old-woman from Bromley who was also arrested at the scene received a police caution for possession of cocaine.
Attah pled not guilty throughout the trial, but was found guilty on both counts by the jury in just 50 minutes. The judge remarked after the verdict had been delivered that Attah’s defence – that he had only been showing the female who had met him to buy drugs photos of Ghana – was “clearly ridiculous”.
Attah has convictions for 13 previous drug offences and was jailed for 27 months at Isleworth Crown Court in January 2010.