Man from Bury St Edmunds sentenced to 32 months in prison for drug offences

A man from Bury St Edmunds has been sentenced to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to drug offences.

Photo of Daniel Anderson – Credit Suffolk Constabulary

Daniel Anderson, 43, of Mayfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday 16 May. He was sentenced to the following having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing:

  • Possession of Class A controlled drug (cocaine) with intent to supply – 32 months
  • Possession of Class A controlled drug (heroin) with intent to supply – 30 months (concurrent)
  • Possession of cannabis – 2 months (concurrent)

Officers from the west Kestrel team had reason to detain Anderson while he was inside a vehicle in Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds on 31 May last year.

A search of the vehicle resulted in small amounts of suspected drugs being located.

Anderson was also found in possession of a large quantity of suspected heroin and crack cocaine and over £450 in cash.

Further searches were conducted at his home address with a further golf-ball sized wrap of suspected Class A drugs and crack cocaine located along with over 150g of cannabis, with Anderson subsequently charged.

The Kestrel team for the west is one of three teams across the county that supports community and local policing priorities and deal with serious criminality such as drug crime as well as anti-social behaviour.

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.