A law student who abused his position to sell drugs in Cambridge has been jailed for five years.
Samuel Kayode, of Anderson Road, London was living in accommodation at Anglia Ruskin University when he was first stopped by police in March 2019.
The 26-year-old matched the description of someone seen dealing drugs and attempted to make off when he saw police in Broad Street.
He was found with cash and a mobile phone containing text messages to 99 customers stating he had ‘good quality drugs of two types available for sale all day’.
His accommodation in Peter Taylor House was also searched and almost £4,000, heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia were recovered.
Kayode was spotted again in Fitzroy Lane on 17 January (2020) and once again attempted to run away while discarding wraps along the way.
Heroin and crack cocaine worth £620 were seized along with three mobile phones and cash.
At Cambridge Crown Court he was sentenced to a total of five years in prison after previously pleading guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and acquiring criminal property.
While sentencing, His Honour Judge Bridge commented that Kayode was previously ‘a man of good character’ but it became clear in March 2019 that he was ‘using his position to deal in class A drugs’.