Jamaican drug dealer sent to prison

A 40-year-old Jamaican woman who became a drug dealer in the United Kingdom (UK) in order to fund her children’s private education has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Sophia Bailey, an illegal immigrant of Gloucester, was found guilty of dealing in crack cocaine and heroin on Monday.

A judge has jailed her for 40 months and said he hoped she would be deported on release.

It is reported that when the police raided her home they discovered 75 grams of crack cocaine, some of it hidden in a Cadbury’s hot chocolate tin in the kitchen, along with 38.6 grams of heroin.

Last month, the mother of two pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing crack cocaine.

She further pleaded guilty to removing the proceeds of crime from the UK by transferring it to Jamaica during the period January 2011 to January 10 this year.

The amount transferred to Jamaica totalled ?23,000 (J$3,412,240).

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