Jailed: County lines drug dealer from Chadwell Heath

Rueben Jacobs, of Grantham Gardens, Chadwell Heath

Rueben Jacobs, 32, of Grantham Gardens, Chadwell Heath was jailed for five years and three months. - Credit: Essex Police

A drug dealer from Chadwell Heath who supplied heroin and crack cocaine in Essex has been jailed. 

Rueben Jacobs, of Grantham Gardens, was caught after police entered a property in Wivenhoe, near Colchester, in May last year.

The property had a closure order imposed upon it - meaning no one should be there. They found 32-year-old Jacobs lying on a mattress on the floor of the living room. 

Officers also found a large amount of cash in a bag, a wallet, clothing, notes relating to drug dealing and a number of phones containing hundreds of messages advertising the sale of heroin and crack cocaine. 

Jacobs - who sent out text messages declaring he was “about all night” to his customers - was arrested.  

Investigating officers were able to identify Jacobs, who claimed to be a music producer, as a dealer purporting to be ‘CS’ who ran a County Line operation from London. 

Jacobs was charged two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of cannabis. 

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He was jailed for a total of five years and three months at Ipswich Crown Court on December 14, having been convicted of all three charges after trial.