Man from Bury St Edmunds jailed for drug offence

A man from Bury St Edmunds has been jailed for nearly three years in connection with a drug offence.

42 year old Darren Aldis of Mortimer Road in Bury St Edmunds was jailed for 34 months at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday 3 May after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine and possession of criminal property.

Police conducted a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at his property on Mortimer Road on 1 March 2023 and officers recovered from a locked wardrobe a locked safe containing white powder and cash.

Forensic testing established that the white powder was cocaine, with an estimated value of £6,000 and there was in the region of £1000 in cash contained in the safe as well.

DI Greg Moore said: “This was a great bit of teamwork between the East and West Serious Crime Disruption team and the local neighbourhood response officers to secure this conviction. This outcome should serve as a reminder to any drug dealers considering Suffolk for their criminal business, it will be only a matter of time before the inevitable happens and we arrest, charge and convict you.”

This arrest and charge came from a week of activity where 53 people were arrested during a national week of proactivity to tackle drug dealing.

The SCDT core aim is to disrupt serious and organised gangs whose criminal activity focuses on issues such as drug supply and harmful personal acquisitive crime such as robbery/burglary. The team develop the relevant information and intelligence, conduct enforcement activity and then provide an officer who will build the case and see the investigation through to trial.

If you suspect drug dealing is taking place in your area or see anything suspicious or out of place, please tell us. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned. Report via the website, call 101, or alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers to report anonymously – either online at or by calling 0800 555 111.