Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police three men have been sentenced for supplying cannabis.
Oliver Black, aged 26, of Black Bourton Road, Carterton was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment on Thursday (2/5) at Oxford Crown Court. It’s after he pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of cannabis at an earlier hearing at the same court.
At the same hearing at Oxford Crown Court Mark Pidsley, aged 27 of Apley Way, Witney was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, one count of possession with intent to supply cannabis and one count of possession of cocaine.
Aaron Brown, aged 25, of Marlborough Close, Eynsham was sentenced to forty weeks imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
Following an investigation and intelligence gathering it was established that these men were the main players in a drugs line supplying cannabis in Witney, Carterton and Eynsham as well as other areas in West Oxfordshire.
Arrests and search warrants were carried out by officers between July and August 2018. A large amount of cannabis was found at the house of Pidsley. Officers also found cannabis with an estimated street value of £13,000 pounds at a lock up in Witney.
Designated investigator Rebecca Newman of Area CID, based at Witney, said: “Drug dealing will not be tolerated within West Oxfordshire or the Thames Valley.
“Our officers will continue to gather intelligence and information in order to bring those who seek to make a profit from selling illegal drugs to justice by investigating them thoroughly and putting them before the courts.
“Drug dealing has a detrimental and damaging effect on our communities and we will continue to make arrests and carry out warrants to remove offenders and the drugs they sell from our streets.”