Two people have been sentenced for drugs offences following an investigation into a county drugs line established in Oxford.

Lauren Bone, pictured,  of Kelsall Croft, Birmingham, admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at a hearing at Oxford Crown Court.

Oxford Mail:

If the order is breached the sentence may rise to four-and-a-half years in prison.

The 21-year-old was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court to a court order for three years with unpaid work.

Oxford Mail:

Mustafah Ahmed, 28, of Swinburne Road, Oxford, also pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and was sentenced to one year and nine months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

He was also sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work.

On 11 June, 2019 at about 10.25pm, a man contacted police to report that drug dealers were in his property in Iffley Road where Bone also lived.

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When they arrived, officers found wraps of drugs in the toilet, which were confirmed as heroin.

Officers searched the flat and found equipment which is used in dealing drugs.

On 13 July, 2019 police went to Spencer Crescent, Oxford, in order to attempt to arrest Bone.

Mobile phones, and cash were seized from the property, as well as a safe, which had cash, drugs and knives inside.

Bone was charged on 3 July 2020.

Investigating officer, PC Chris Kidd, of the Stronghold Team, based at St Aldates police station, said: “Bone was arrested following an investigation into a county drugs line, originally from London which had established themselves in Oxford.

“Bone was the main facilitator for this drugs line within the Oxford area and was also involved in the exploitation of vulnerable people who were living at the addresses she took over.

“The information from the public around drug supply offences in Oxford played an important role in developing information into a proactive investigation.

“If you have any information, we would encourage you to report it to us by calling 101 or through the online reporting on our website.”

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