Dagenham ‘crime wave’ in court for class A drug for first time

A one man crime wave behind more than 100 offences was in the dock for possessing a class A drug for the first time.

Ricky Brown, 25, landed a �170 court bill after admitting having 1.5g of the killer drug when he was searched at Barking Police Station.

Brown, of Broad Street, Dagenham, has been in court for more than 100 alleged crimes since his teens, his solicitor Chris Holt revealed.

But he pleaded Barkingside magistrates to impose the most lenient sentence possible as the quantity found in his possession was small and for his personal use.

Mr Holt said: “I appreciate he has a long history of offending going back to youth court in Barking.

“There are 113 offences on that record but it is the first time he is court for a class A conviction.”

Jobless Brown was caught with the white powder on May 18, magistrates heard.

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It was then analysed and found to be cocaine.

He had previously been in court for the possession of class B drugs, the bench heard.

Brown was given a �70 fine, �85 prosecution costs and a �15 surcharge after at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Friday.