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Phil Kamulete (left) and Romaro Watson (right) – now behind bars
Phil Kamulete (left) and Romaro Watson (right) – now behind bars

Newham drug dealers put away

TWO YOUNG MEN from Newham have been locked up for over eleven years between them following their conviction for multiple drug offences. The pair – Phil Kamulete, 22, of Henniker Point and Romaro Watson, 22, of Disraeli Road – were sentenced last week at Snaresbrook County Court.

The dealers were found out when police raided a property in Disraeli Road, Newham last November – and they all tried to escape arrest.
Kamulete managed to get through the door and started running down Disraeli Road. Two officers chased after him and manage to detain him before he had gone very far. He was seen getting rid of something – which turned out to be two bundles of crack cocaine and heroin that were packaged up as they would be for street supply.
Watson did not manage to get out of the property – but he did resist arrest. He tried to fight off police officers who were trying to detain him.  He landed a number of punches on the face of one officer and tried to stab him with a pair of scissors.  The officer’s colleagues came to help him and Watson was detained. He did manage to throw something out of the window, which was later found to be an amount of crack cocaine.
A third man was found at the property – and he did manage to get away.  He has not been identified.

Just some of the drugs discarded by the two dealers

Just some of the drugs discarded by the two dealers

Police also found a great deal of evidence that the Disraeli Road property had been used for the manufacture of crack cocaine and to organise the supply of drugs for sale on the streets. Written instructions on how to “cook” crack cocaine were found, together with the equipment to do so and drugs in various stages of preparation. They also searched a vehicle outside the property, in which they found a hunting knife.

Detective Sergeant Gary Harreman from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command said, “We are pleased with the outcome of this court case. Investigations such as this show that the Metropolitan Police will actively seek to target those involved in organised criminality. We will strive to protect the public from these violent individuals.”

A breakdown of the sentences handed down shows just how many offences the two had committed – and how many lives they were spoiling, demeaning and destroying by their criminal activities.

Sentencing breakdown

Phil Kamulete: total sentence of six years and five months
1. Conspiracy to produce a controlled drug namely crack cocaine: five years and six months’ imprisonment
2. Possessing a controlled drug with intent crack cocaine: five years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
3. Possessing a controlled drug with intent cocaine hydrochloride: five years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
4. Possessing a controlled drug with intent heroin: five years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
5. Possessing a controlled drug with intent heroin: five years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
6. Possessing a controlled drug with intent crack cocaine: five years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
7. Possessing a controlled drug with intent heroin: five years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
8. Possessing a controlled drug with intent crack cocaine: 12 months’ imprisonment consecutive to the above
9. Possessing criminal property namely £670: 6 months’ imprisonment to run concurrently

Romaro Watson: total sentence of five years and two months
1. Conspiracy to produce a controlled drug namely crack cocaine: three years and six months’ imprisonment
2. Possessing a controlled drug with intent crack cocaine: three years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
3. Possessing a controlled drug with intent cocaine hydrochloride: three years and six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently
4. Possessing a controlled drug with intent heroin: eight months’ imprisonment to run consecutively
5. Unlawfully wounding of PC namely stabbing the officer: eight months’ imprisonment to run consecutively
6. Assault with intent to resist arrest: two months’ imprisonment to run consecutively
7. Possessing criminal property namely £670: four months’ imprisonment to run consecutively.

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