A MAN has been convicted of drug dealing after he was caught 'red-handed' in a Waitrose car park.

Adam Rochester, 37, stood trial at Oxford Crown Court this week accused of four counts.

He had pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug - crack cocaine and heroin respectively - and two counts of being concerned in the supply of the same Class A substances.

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However, a unanimous jury returned guilty verdicts for all four counts this afternoon.

Opening the case on Monday, prosecutor John Carmichael said Rochester was caught 'red-handed' by a CCTV operator and then by police.

Rochester was spotted on CCTV at the Waitrose car park in Abbey Close, Abingdon, just after 8pm on September 2 last year.

He was seen to be 'making a sale', the court heard, to a woman in a parked car.

Police arrived on scene and searched him.

They found 12 wraps of cocaine and two of heroin, stashed inside a 'gas cannister', as well as bundles of cash and three mobile phones.

He was arrested and one of the phones was later found to have messages on consistent with drug dealing.

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Rochester, of no fixed abode, had tried to convince police during interview that he had been buying drugs - not selling them.

Following the jury's verdicts, Judge Peter Ross told him: “You are a commercial drug dealer and you were operating in an organised drug-dealing group.

“There was a man above you who handled the telephone calls coming in from customers, and you were then instructed to go and deliver the drugs.

"You were conducting a commercial operation - you were making money as well as those above you in the chain."

Judge Ross said his offences were part of a 'sophisticated operation'.

He thanked the jury for their 'care and attention' in the case.

Sentencing was adjourned until a date that is yet to be fixed.