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Man sent to prison after leaving a suitcase of drugs on a train

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A drug dealer has been jailed after leaving a suitcase containing £5000 worth of cannabis on a train at Leeds Station.

Thomas Tyszka, 31, forgot to remove the luggage containing the cache of the Class B drug, after arriving in the city on September 19th last year.

Staff on board the service became concerned that the silver case had been left unattended and contacted British Transport Police. The case was opened, in an attempt to identify the owner, and two vacuum-sealed packets of cannabis were found inside.

Tyszka was arrested after he returned to the train in an attempt to retrieve his luggage. When he was searched, £5,500 was found on his person.

Leeds Crown Court heard last week that the Doncaster man had boarded the train at London’s King Cross Station. He refused to comment on the incident when questioned by police, but pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC, told Tyszka: “It is perfectly apparent that your role in this was a significant one and went beyond being a mere courier of the drugs.

“Your situation is aggravated by the fact that in June 2013 you were convicted by the magistrates court of producing cannabis.

“It demonstrates to me that unless and until you understand that dealing in cannabis is serious you will continue to re-offend.”

Tyszka, who was said to have agreed to transport the drug to settle a debt with another dealer, was given a 12 month prison sentence.

If you are facing drug-related charge of any kind then you should seek legal advice immediately. At Lester Morrill, we have years of experience of representing clients in such cases. For more advice on how our Leeds-based solicitors can help you, contact us today.