Drug dealer who ‘profited from anxiety’ jailed after death of Cambridge student

A drug seller who was tracked down after a Cambridge College scholar died from an overdose, has been jailed for 4 and a half years.

Benjamin Brown from Guildford, Surrey, was recognized by police after 20-year-old Keshava Iyengar was discovered useless in a pal’s room at Trinity School in March 2021.

Cambridgeshire Police stated it was not attainable to show that his actions had triggered the demise of Mr Iyengar.

However Brown later admitted two counts of worrying within the provide of sophistication A medication, one rely within the provide of sophistication B, two counts within the provide of sophistication C, possession of sophistication A and possession with intent to provide class C.

A coroner dominated that Mr Iyengar’s demise was drug associated after a pathologist revealed he had “probably deadly portions of Xanax in his blood”.

Brown described himself as a pharmacist

His inquest was advised the pure sciences scholar had been taking anti-anxiety treatment after he had been concerned in a parking dispute which had concerned the police and had additionally been experiencing a “powerful time together with his research”.

A subsequent police investigation discovered messages on the second yr scholar’s cellphone from a drug seller known as Lean Xan Man, who described himself as a pharmacist promoting a wide range of prescription prescribed drugs, by way of social media platforms together with Instagram and Snapchat.

Detectives recognized Lean Xan Man as Brown and he was arrested at his residence in Guildford on July 27 2021.

After looking his home officers discovered a wide range of medication, greater than £15,000 in money and sticky labels bearing his “enterprise emblem”.

Sentenced at Huntingdon Regulation Courts, Brown was jailed for four-and-a-half years, with the choose describing his drug dealing enterprise as “substantial, subtle and profitable”.

He stated that, by way of greed, Brown had “profited from the vulnerabilities of others depending on prescription treatment for circumstances akin to anxiousness”.

Detective Constable Dan Harper, who investigated the case, stated: “Brown was operating an enormous operation from his bed room in Surrey, which had tragic penalties.

“It isn’t attainable to show that Brown’s actions triggered the demise of Keshava, however you’ll be able to say with certainty that medication break lives and there’s a cause why some can solely be prescribed by a medical skilled.”

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