A MAN has been sentenced to five years in prison for drugs offences in Oxford.

John Joyce, of Redbridge Hollow, was found guilty yesterday by unanimous jury at Oxford Crown Court of four counts of possession with intent to supply.

On June 6 last year, a warrant was carried out at the 35-year-old's home address at the traveller site off Abingdon Road.

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Officers found cash, cocaine, cannabis, as well as anti-anxiety drugs diazepam and alprazolam (more commonly known by the brand name Xanax).

Oxford Mail:

They also found scales and a cutting agent packaged with the Class A drugs.

Joyce was charged on November 16 last year.

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Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Ali Driver of Abingdon Force CID, said: “I am pleased that Joyce has been brought to justice for his offences.

“Drug dealing and use has a hugely negative impact on our communities and this conviction and sentencing shows how seriously this type offence is taken.

Thames Valley Police is committed to disrupting these crimes and bringing to justice those are responsible for them.”