Worthing dealer who wrapped his drugs in lottery tickets is jailed

A Worthing drug dealer who wrapped his drugs in lottery tickets has been sentenced.

Domeniko Dedaj, 27, of Kingsland Road, Broadwater, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday August 14 for sentencing following an earlier guilty plea, said police.

A spokeswoman added: “On June 11, officers were conducting a search in the area of Kingsland Road, Worthing, to locate stolen sports equipment. During this search, officers knocked on Dedja’s door and he allowed them entry to the property.

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“It was then that officers located a large bag of money in the bedside drawer, under the bed and further cash was found in the wardrobe; totaling to nearly £27,000.”

A drug dealer who wrapped his drugs in lottery tickets has been sentenced. Photo: Sussex Police

Also inside the wardrobe, officer seized approximately 1.2kg of cocaine, some of which had been which had been portioned out and individually wrapped in lottery tickets, said police. Dedaj was arrested and later charged with money laundering and possession with intent to supply cocaine. He was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Katie Clack said: “We welcome the sentence Dedaj has been handed by the courts.

“Drugs can cause a huge amount of disruption to the community and we are committed to tackling this behaviour.

“We would urge everyone to report drug matters to us. Let’s work together and deter this behaviour from continuing.”

A drug dealer who wrapped his drugs in lottery tickets has been sentenced. Photo: Sussex Police
A drug dealer who wrapped his drugs in lottery tickets has been sentenced. Photo: Sussex Police
A drug dealer who wrapped his drugs in lottery tickets has been sentenced. Photo: Sussex Police