The jury in the trial of man accused of being a “one-stop shop” for drug users in Bury St Edmunds is expected to continue its deliberations today ( Friday June 14).

Before Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday ( June 13) was 25-year-old Jake Brown who has a temporary address of St Audrey's Close, Cambridge.

The jury retired to consider its verdicts yesterday afternoon (Thursday June 13) and is expected to continue its discussions tomorrow ( Friday June 14).

Brown has admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis but denies being involved in the supply of cocaine.                                                                                 

The court heard that Brown was arrested on October 10, 2022, after a police officer approached him while he was sitting on a bike outside a pub.

He tried to run off but was tackled by the officer who handcuffed him and searched him.

He was found to have £410 cash, a package containing cannabis, a Samsung tablet and a Nokia phone.

The tablet contained a SIM card linked to a mobile phone number ending in 958 which Adam Norris, prosecuting, claimed had been used to distribute drugs.

The number was also found on the phone of a woman believed to be Brown’s partner.

Messages sent from this phone referred to “yay” and “loud”, which Mr Norris claimed was code for cocaine and cannabis respectively.

During a search of an address in Springfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, where Brown was living with his partner at the time, police found two sets of digital scales and ripped packaging which was the same type of packaging on the outside of the cannabis found in Brown’s possession.

Mr Norris claimed that Brown was dealing cannabis and cocaine and described him as a “one-stop shop”.

“He is the convenient service station where you drive in and whatever you need, it can be provided,” he said.