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'Superman' ecstasy supplier Adrian Lubecki jailed

Adrian Lubecki and Bramford Lane, Ipswich
Image caption Adrian Lubecki supplied ecstasy to Justas Ropas who lived in the green house on Bramford Lane

A man who supplied "Superman" ecstasy tablets linked to two deaths in Suffolk has been jailed.

Two men died over the Christmas and New Year period in Ipswich.

Polish national Adrian Lubecki, 19, of St Matthew's Street in Ipswich, admitted supplying one, Justas Ropas, 22, with the PMMA form of the drug.

Lubecki, who had also admitted possession of other amphetamines, was jailed for five years and four months.

Image caption Following the deaths, police issued warnings about the tablets embossed with the Superman logo

Mr Ropas, of Bramford Lane and originally from Lithuania, died on Christmas Eve after taking one and a half tablets, the court heard.

During sentencing, prosecutor Michael Crimp told the court Lubecki had stashed 461 ecstasy tablets bearing the Superman logo and 49 MDMA ecstasy tablets, featuring a snail logo, at a property on Norwich Road, which he told police about after his arrest.

Roger Thomson, for the defence, said: "It was a tragic case and Mr Lubecki is devastated by what has happened.

"He disclosed where the drugs were to prevent any further tragedy."

'Stark dangers'

Police are still investigating two other suspected drugs deaths.

Passing sentence, Judge John Devaux said: "Your telephone revealed you were heavily involved in drug dealing.

"You have not been charged with manslaughter, nevertheless the death is an aggravating factor - it's one of the risks you engage in."

Gediminas Kulokas, 24, died at his home on Provan Court on New Year's Day and this was being linked to the PMMA "Superman" ecstasy tablets.

The death of John Hocking, 20, in Rendlesham on New Year's Day was not being linked to the other two deaths, police said.

Ch Supt Jon Brighton said: "Cases like this show the stark dangers of taking drugs and the simple fact that any illegal drug can result in death."

Inquests have yet to be completed into all three deaths.

Two men, aged 20 and 26 from Ipswich, arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs, had been released on bail, police said.

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