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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man from Oxford has been jailed for more than five years for drug supply offences in the city.
Today (11/5), Malcolm Njururi, aged 25, of Normandy Crescent in Oxford, pleaded guilty two days into a trial at Oxford Crown Court of a count each of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and being concerned in the supply of heroin.
A further two offences, possession of criminal property and possession with intent to supply cocaine were ordered to lie on file.
Njururi was subsequently sentenced to a total of five years and one month in prison, and a forfeiture order was made for crack cocaine, a Nokia phone and £560 in cash.
The sentence consists of three years and one month for the offences, which he was convicted, and the activation of a pre-existing suspended sentence of two years for other drug supply offences.
Thames Valley Police’s investigation uncovered that Njururi was operating a class A county drugs line that was advertising the sale of both crack cocaine and heroin in the city between 5 April and 13 December 2022.
Njururi was arrested on 13 December and was charged the same day after drugs and other items linked to drug supply were found at another location in Oxford.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Rob Mogridge, of the Drugs Task Force team, said: “Thames Valley Police remains resolutely committed to tackling drug supply in our communities.
“The supply of drugs cause untold harm in our communities, and dealers often target the most vulnerable people in society.
“We will never tolerate drug dealing in the Thames Valley and will continue to robustly disrupt and pursue offenders and bring them before the courts.
“The public can help Thames Valley Police with our fight against drug supply by reporting information to the force.
“You can do this either by reporting online or by calling 101, where your calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.
“For 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”