(SUNUK) – A 21-year-old Jamaican-born man, reportedly a top drug dealer in the United Kingdom, has succeeded with his legal battle to stop his deportation from that country.
Cadonius Lowe has been imprisoned twice for supplying narcotics and assaulting a female police officer who tried to arrest him.
The UK Sun newspaper cited Lowe, who has been living in that country since he was aged three years, as being “integral in the country lines drug dealing operation, selling crack and heroin”.
In 2017, he was arrested and jailed for 28 months for possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply the drugs.
And following his release from prison after serving that sentence, he allegedly returned to supplying of class A drugs between June 30 and August 17, 2020.
During his arrest on August 17 last year, he reportedly kicked a female police officer.
After pleading guilty to the drug and assault charges, he was sentenced to five years and one month in December of last year.
However, the latter conviction was noted to be “not part of a deportation judgment at the Court of Appeal”.
In its decision, the UK Court of Appeal said Lowe had “no connection to Jamaica whatsoever other than a residual nationality”.
Consequently, the court ruled that deporting him would amount to exile, the newspaper reported.