‘Nuisance’ drug dealer avoids jail

A Newmarket man who ignored a police order to stop being a nuisance in the town centre and ended up being charged with drug dealing, has avoided a jail term.

Robert Luckings was instead give a two-year supervision order when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday. The 25 year old was also made the subject of a nine-month drug rehabilitation and testing programme.

At an earlier hearing, the court heard Luckings, of Aureole Walk, Newmarket, had been moved on by police officers on patrol in the early hours of November 24 last year but had returned to the scene soon afterwards.

When searched, Luckings was found to have a white powder in his pocket which analysis later showed was cocaine.

A subsequent search of Luckings’s home revealed more cocaine as well as 16 bags containing a total of 163 
tablets, 90 of which were Ecstasy.

Luckings pleaded guilty to four offences of possessing cocaine, Ecstasy, a drug known as BZP and another called CPP, all with intent to supply.

Mitigating, Charles Kellett said: “Mr Luckings has learned some important lessons since his arrest.”

He added that his father had noticed a change for the better in his son.