Drug dealer jailed after carrying on his trade in Gloucester while on bail
A HEROIN dealer who carried on his evil trade even after police had caught him once and bailed him has been jailed for five years nine months.
Ramos Bushiri, 25, of Nettleton Road, Gloucester, admitted two offences of having heroin with intent to supply at Gloucester Crown Court.
He also admitted having crack cocaine and cannabis.
Prosecutor Lisa Hennessy said police responded to a call reporting drug dealing in Nettleton Road on October 19 2010. Officers watched from GL1 leisure centre and saw two men go up to a house and knock on the window.
A woman opened the window and the men then waited until a hand was seen passing out a package to them.
Police arrested the men nearby and found they were carrying £100 of heroin.
Later, police searched the Nettleton Road house and arrested Bushiri as he fled from the building, throwing a package of 18 wraps of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis into nearby bushes.
The drugs were recovered and found to be worth £340.
He was released on police bail and on August 3 last year was arrested again when he was stopped in Nettleton Road. He ran off when officers said they wanted to search him but he was chased and brought down in Eastgate Street where he tried to swallow something.
It was 7.73grams of heroin and police held his throat and made him spit it out.
Jason Coulter, defending, said Bushiri had started dealing after he got hooked on Class A drugs.
"He feels genuine remorse and realises how foolish he has been," Mr Coulter said.
Judge William Hart told him committing the last offence while on police bail for his earlier drug dealing would justify a total sentence of seven years jail.
But he said he would draw back from such a lengthy term in the interests of "totality" and passed a three and a half year term for the first offences and two years three months for the second. He also confiscated £505 cash seized from Bushiri when he was arrested.