Three men from east London who were part of a drugs line selling cocaine and cannabis in Southend have been jailed.
The trio ran the Tommy line, which was dismantled following an investigation by Essex Police’s Operation Raptor team in Southend and the Metropolitan Police.
Marcus Moses-Cairnes, Garth Tulloch and Ahamefuna Anukam were seen carrying out a suspected drug deal from a car in Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, on December 4 last year.
A few hours later, another suspected deal took place in The Chase, Benfleet.
Officers from Operation Raptor stopped the car and arrested the trio.
Moses-Cairnes was found with 19 wraps of cocaine on him and more cocaine and cannabis was found during a search of a house in Eastwoodberry Crescent, Southend, which all three had been occupying.
In total, drugs with a total street value of around £9,500 were seized.
A mobile phone found in the car had a draft text message advertising drug deals with 24-hour delivery, as well other messages from customers.
At Basildon Crown Court on February 22, Moses-Cairnes and Tulloch admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis.
Anukam admitted possession with intent to supply cannabis on April 1.
All three were sentenced on Monday August 2.
Moses-Cairnes, 28, of Rixsen Road, Manor Park, was jailed for four years and nine months.
Tulloch, 27, of Framlingham Close, Clapton, was jailed for three years and four months.
Anukam, 27, of Iris Close, Ilford, was jailed for a year and eight months.
A court heard Tulloch held the drugs line phone, Moses-Cairns was in possession of the drugs, and Anukam was the driver.
All were working together from the house in Eastwoodberry Crescent.