Prison for Anglia Ruskin law student found with heroin and cocaine worth £4,000 at uni halls

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Samuel Kayode receives five-year sentence

A former Anglia Ruskin University law student who “abused his position” to sell Class A drugs has been jailed for five years.

Samuel Kayode from Hackney, East London, was living in university halls when he was first stopped by police in March 2019. The 26-year-old matched the description of someone seen dealing drugs and attempted to make off when he saw police, according to a report released yesterday by Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Kayode was found with cash and a mobile phone containing text messages to 99 customers stating he had “good quality drugs of two types available for sale all day”.

His accommodation in Peter Taylor House was also searched and almost £4,000 of heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia were recovered.

Kayode was spotted again in January this year and once again attempted to run away while discarding wraps along the way.

The police seized heroin and crack cocaine worth £620 along with three mobile phones and cash.

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Kayode was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday to a total of five years in prison after previously pleading guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and acquiring criminal property.

While sentencing, His Honour Judge Bridge commented that Kayode was previously “a man of good character” but it became clear in March 2019 that he was “using his position to deal in Class A drugs”.

Detective Constable Daniella Lewis said:

“We’re committed to tackling drug dealing across the county and this sentence reflects how seriously the courts take street dealing.”

Lewis added: “These substances wreak havoc on people’s lives, and dealing can often be linked to violence, intimidation and other offences, as people look to feed their addictions.”

Anglia Ruskin University said in a statement:

“These crimes committed by a former student, who had been suspended by the university, have appalled the ARU community. We would like to thank the police for their thorough investigation into this matter.”

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But were they “good quality” as advertised?


Can confirm they got me through finals.


I failed of course but it was some fantastic heroin


‘Samuel Kayode from Hackney, East London’.

When an individual gains an achievement, LegalCheek does not appear to emphasise their geographical location. By highlighting that an individual was from ‘East London’ only when they have made blunders, the journalist does well in reinforcing deeply ingrained stereotypes. See this article for instance, that only makes reference to the University –


It’s not that deep

Archibald Pomp O'City

You’ve just proved Perusal’s sodding point you moron.

The positive stories you cite show how their meteoric rise to fame and fortunes confounded the expectations, or lack thereof, associated with their down-at-heel origins.

Don’t you see that? What will it take to get some sense into your head?


Legal Cheek should not be posting pictures of drugs like that. Cocaine usage is not uncommon within the legal industry. Chances are a number of people reading this article might see the picture, triggering an urge. Change the picture please.


Well, with everything going on in the world at the moment, it’s refreshing to see coverage of white powder instead of white power


Alleged white power. It is capital owning power in truth, up the capital is concentrated in a section of the white community. White privilege is a myth.


Thanks bro but I don’t remember asking


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Archibald Pomp O'City

[Barbie doll voice] “You’re funny!”

Walter Whitehead

Lad is an entrepreneur. In these strange times of economic turbulence can you really blame him for selling drugs?

A Knowall

Some of these ‘witty’ comments are truly pathetic. It would be a good idea if these commenting losers spent a moment or two thinking beyond the end of their noses. Accept it or not, every user of cocaine and most other illegal drugs is a supporter of crime on an industrial scale. The supported crimes range from narco terrorism and murders, to corruption and abuse of the children who are used for delivering purchases to end users as a means of suppliers avoiding arrest.

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