Drug dealer caught with £30k in cash

Drug dealer Craig Jacobson jailed for five years in January 2012
Drug dealer Craig Jacobson jailed for five years in January 2012

Police found nearly £30,000 in cash in the home and car of a drug dealer, a court heard.

Craig Jacobson, 38, was jailed for five years this week after admitting supplying hard drugs and possession of criminal property.

Officers stopped Jacobson’s Audi A4 after witnessing an exchange of some sorts near Argos on the Whitwood industrial estate in November 2010.

Police found £1,955 in his coat pocket, £2,995 in the glove box and £62 in coins in the boot.

Prosecutor Patricia Doherty said police found a further £23,941 at his home in Illingworth Avenue, Altofts.

Leeds Crown Court heard Jacobson’s mobile phone was analysed. Texts revealed he was dealing heroin and cocaine to others.

Mrs Doherty said Jacobson had a previous conviction for drug offences. He was jailed for four years in 2007.

David Dixon, mitigating, said on that occasion Jacobson had a drug habit and was involving in “bagging up” for others.

But the court heard Jacobson came out of jail relatively drug free and was buying and selling on the internet auction site eBay.

Mr Dixon said some of the items he was selling weren’t completely legitimate and he fell back into drug addiction and became involved in supplying them for a short period.

He beat his addiction again and returned to legitimate business. Mr Dixon said on the day he was stopped he was buying a bag of CDs, which were recovered.

Judge James Spencer QC, said the case called for a substantial sentence.