A MAN who supplied drugs to vulnerable people in Oxford and South Oxfordshire has been jailed for more than six years.

Reece Harrison, 21, of Spencer Avenue in Yarnton, near Bicester, pleaded guilty to a count each of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin in a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday.

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He was also in breach of a previous suspended sentence and was subsequently jailed for a total of six years and seven months.

Between March 2020 and February 2021, Harrison was running the 'Rico' County Drugs Line in Oxfordshire, supplying drugs to vulnerable people in the community for use themselves or to sell on.

He was arrested and charged on February 4 this year.

Investigating officer PC Tom Mason of the Thames Valley Police South and Vale Tasking Team, said: “Harrison was a significant figure in the Rico County Drugs Line and his activities brought great harm to vulnerable members of our community.

“Through our Stronghold campaign, Thames Valley Police remains absolutely resolute in our commitment to tackle County Lines dealing and bringing offenders such as Harrison to justice.

“This conviction and lengthy sentence is an example of how the Stronghold team will tirelessly pursue anybody involved in organised crime and should serve as a stark warning to those at the top of the drugs chain who mistakenly believe that they are untouchable.

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“Harrison will now have to serve a long time in prison to reflect on his criminality.

“I would urge anybody who is concerned about drug-related crime in their area or think that someone may be a victim of exploitation, to please call us on 101 or make a report online.

"You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers."

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