Man and woman sentenced for drugs offences – Oxfordshire
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Drugs Focus Taskforce, a man and a woman have been sentenced for drugs offences.
Michael Adesanmi, aged 27, of Basildon Avenue, Ilford, was sentenced to six years’ and four months’ imprisonment, following a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Monday (7/11).
He pleaded guilty to, one count of being concerned in the supply of heroin, one count of being concerned in the supply of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to supply heroin, one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine, and possession of criminal property.
On 9 June 2022, officers executed a warrant at Adesanmi’s home address, believing it was linked to a drugs line, known as ACE, which was operating in Oxford and London.
During the warrant, Adesanmi was arrested and 877 wraps of class A drugs were found, with an estimated street value of £17,500.
Additionally, officers recovered over £3000 in cash, and a Rolex watch worth over £7500.
The cash and Rolex were seized and will go towards the proceeds of crime fund.
A phone linked to the ACE drugs line was located and it was proven that Adesanmi was the holder of the drugs line.
Officers traced a woman Michelle Metherell, aged 43 of Ickburgh Road, Hackney, who had been wrapping drugs for Adesanmi.
She pleaded guilty to one count each of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin. She was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years.
She was also sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Monday (7/11).
Detective Constable Ben Jones, of Thames Valley Police’s Drugs Focus Taskforce, said: “I am satisfied that Adesanmi has been sentenced to a significant time in prison.
“The impact that drug dealing has on our communities is devastating and it will not be tolerated.
“The Drugs Focus Taskforce will continue to work to dismantle County Lines drug gangs that operate in the Thames Valley.
“We are committed to working closely with Forces across our borders to stop those who see fit to make a profit from others misery.”
Notes to Editors
Amended to reflect correct sentence for Michelle Metherell