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Telford drug dealer who profited from the 'hopeless, desperate and homeless' given more jail time

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A Telford man who profited from people who were 'hopeless, desperate and homeless' and whose only comfort in life was to be 'spaced out on spice' has been handed an additional jail sentence.

Mold Crown Court was told that defendant Richard Musonza, 23, was found with 34 wraps of spice in Wrexham in September of last year.

Police watched as he supplied a homeless person before taking action and making an arrest.

In April of this year, Musonza, of Stirchley, Telford, subsequently received a prison sentence of four years and three months for supplying crack cocaine, heroin, possessing a firearm and handling stolen goods.

Judge Niclas Parry said that he now had to consider what sentence he would have received if everything had been dealt with together.

He took the view that the total sentence would have been one of five years and he imposed an extra nine-month prison sentence to be served consecutively with his current sentence.

Observed

The court heard how Musonza – who admitted supplying the class B drug – had been observed handing out packages in Wrexham High Street.

The CCTV cameras showed he was dealing substances.

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Officers saw him hand out two objects to a known homeless person in exchange for money.

When arrested he was found to have 34 wraps of spice and £111 in cash.

Judge Parry told him: “You came from outside to the area in question for the purpose of supplying people you knew were hopeless, desperate and homeless whose only comfort in life was to be spaced out on spice.”

He added: “You were profiting while they were suffering.”

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