Police chase in Oxford led to £1k drugs haul

Oxford Mail: Judge Patrick Eccles Judge Patrick Eccles

A POLICE chase led to the discovery of almost £1,000 worth of class A drugs, a court was told.

Andrew Adams was sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply of Class A drugs, both heroin and crack cocaine.

Adams, 25, of Kestrel Crescent, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was arrested after a chase by police officers on April 18 last year.

Police officers in an unmarked car noticed a green Ford Mondeo on Rymers Lane, East Oxford, which they became interested in.

At Oxford Crown Court on Monday, prosecutor Michael Riley said: “It came to a stop close to the local school in Florence Park. The police called out and the car reversed up Rymers Lane for about 200 metres and then drove into Maidcroft Road which is a dead end and the passenger, this defendant, got out and ran into the alleyway.”

Adams was later discovered behind the John Allen Centre.

When he was arrested, a bag containing 64 plastic bags of 5.2g of heroin, at a 53 per cent purity, and 16 similar bags of 2.2g of 28 per cent pure crack cocaine, were discovered.

Thames Valley Police estimated it at a value of £800.

During interview Adams claimed he was selling the drug on the street to fund his drug habit.

Lucy Tapper, defending, said: “He has done all he can to close this chapter on his life.”

She said he had been drug free since December.

Judge Patrick Eccles passed a 15-month custodial sentence for both charges, to run concurrently.

He said: “I have been told you have been using your time in custody to get well away and rehabilitate. If you have family to support then that is something.”

Related links

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:04am Fri 18 Apr 14

rabbitrr says...

Only 15 months? Pathetic... As a STARTING point, quadruple the sentences and have them run consecutively, then introduce parole ONLY if he grasses up his supply chain and they are also convicted (with similar hard hitting sentences). It really is time for the police, courts and the law abiding majority to stand up, get this scum off the streets and clean house.

It's obvious that the programmes put in place so far to help addicts arent working. If it means they need locking up and then put into a programme to get them clean, then so be it but the programmes need to be tightly run so there is no chance of the dealers getting drugs in the jails.
Only 15 months? Pathetic... As a STARTING point, quadruple the sentences and have them run consecutively, then introduce parole ONLY if he grasses up his supply chain and they are also convicted (with similar hard hitting sentences). It really is time for the police, courts and the law abiding majority to stand up, get this scum off the streets and clean house. It's obvious that the programmes put in place so far to help addicts arent working. If it means they need locking up and then put into a programme to get them clean, then so be it but the programmes need to be tightly run so there is no chance of the dealers getting drugs in the jails. rabbitrr
  • Score: 2

5:23pm Fri 18 Apr 14

oxmfl14 says...

The 2 run concurrently so is 30 months 15 for each.
The 2 run concurrently so is 30 months 15 for each. oxmfl14
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Fri 18 Apr 14

H.J.Harris says...

oxmfl14 wrote:
The 2 run concurrently so is 30 months 15 for each.
Concurrently means the two sentences will run at the same time so he will be in for fifteen months less time off for good behaviour .
[quote][p][bold]oxmfl14[/bold] wrote: The 2 run concurrently so is 30 months 15 for each.[/p][/quote]Concurrently means the two sentences will run at the same time so he will be in for fifteen months less time off for good behaviour . H.J.Harris
  • Score: 1

4:40pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

So he'll serve 7 and half months, pathetic!
I'm surprised the police even bother to catch drug dealers, the sentences awarded by the courts are so lenient, they're usually back out on the streets before the paperwork's been archived.
So he'll serve 7 and half months, pathetic! I'm surprised the police even bother to catch drug dealers, the sentences awarded by the courts are so lenient, they're usually back out on the streets before the paperwork's been archived. Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree