A DEALER caught with a stash of drugs at a ‘known drugs using’ area in East Oxford has been jailed.

Shaun Fenn had already admitted two counts relating to the supply of class A drugs - heroin and crack cocaine.

The 40-year-old of no fixed abode was sentenced for those crimes at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Outlining the case prosecutors said that police officers were on patrol at York Place, Oxford, on March 10 this year.

The area was described as ‘known as a drug using area’ and Fenn was seen to seemingly be in the middle of a drug deal.

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He was stopped and officers found more than a hundred wraps of class A drugs in a bag.

In total they found 75 wraps of crack cocaine and 51 wraps of heroin.

The stash of crack cocaine was made up of 5.28g and the heroin consisted of 4.08g.

He went on to admit the drug dealing offences before his sentencing hearing.

The court heard that Fenn was dealing drugs in order to feed his own drugs habit.

In mitigation Peter Du Feu, defending, said that his client was committed to changing his ways.

He added that Fenn had a job lined up when he got out of prison - with a scaffolding business.

Sentencing, Judge Ian Pringle QC said he would be 'failing in my duty' if he did not send Fenn to prison for the two offences.

He said: "People who deal class A drugs on the streets of this city can expect to receive an immediate prison sentence.

"I would be failing in my duty were I not to pass an immediate prison sentence in this case."

Fenn was jailed for a total of 27 months.

He must also pay a statutory victim surcharge.