A 'COUNTY lines' drug dealer who came to Bicester in a bid to sell class A drugs has been jailed.

Ellis Drummond, 27 of Hartwell Drive, Kempston, Bedford, admitted at Oxford Crown Court on Friday two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, heroin and crack cocaine.

At the same hearing he was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment.

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Drummond was charged on January 6 bafter he was stopped by officers the previous day in Bicester at about 4.15pm.

Investigating officer, PC John Thirlaway, based at Banbury police station, said: “Drummond came to the Thames Valley area from Bedfordshire with the intention of dealing class A drugs.

“This is another example of the excellent work being carried out to disrupt county drug lines as part of our Stronghold campaign.

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“The campaign focusses on disrupting the efforts of organised crime groups while providing safeguarding to vulnerable people who are affected in our communities.

“From arrest to prison, it took just 33 days and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hard work of officers involved in this case that led to Drummond pleading guilty.

“Drug offences of any kind will not be tolerated in the Thames Valley and we work tirelessly to investigate and prosecute anyone found to be offending.”