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Eight sentenced for conspiring to supply heroin and cocaine

Eight people have been sentenced for drug and conspiracy charges as part of the countywide Operation Spires.

Six men and two women were sentenced on Friday after being involved in bringing drugs across county lines and then dealing them in Oxford and Abingdon using multiple vehicles.

The eight were all charged with one count of conspiracy to supply heroin and with one count of conspiracy to supply cocaine, both between January 26, 2016 and January 24, 2017.

Speaking after the sentencing, investigating officer, Detective Constable Edward Vince, said serious and organised crime will not be tolerated.

He added: “I am glad that they are now off the streets and won’t be able to sell drugs.

“We will continue to disrupt this kind of activity in order to reduce the impact it has on our communities in the Thames Valley.”

Sayid Mohamed, 27, of Elder Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to the charges at a pre-trial hearing in April.

Abubakar Abasheikh, 29, of Chigwell, Essex, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to charges at a pre-trial hearing in April.

He was also sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after he was found in possession of 200 grammes of cocaine in November 2016. This sentence will run concurrently.

Additionally he was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for an offence of possession of a mobile phone in prison in February. This will run consecutively so Abasheikh will serve a total of eight years and eight months in prison.

Mohammed Mubidi, 30, of Staines Road, Ilford, Redbridge was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to the conspiracy charges at a pre-trial hearing in April.

Dahir Sharif, 22, of Brisbane Road, Ilford, Redbridge was sentenced to two years’ and four months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to the conspiracy charges at a pre-trial hearing in April.

Cher Busby, 42, of The Glebe, Abingdon, was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years after also pleading guilty to conspiracy charges.

Kaye Alderson, 34, of Henry Taut Close, Oxford, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charges. She was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

Azad Akrawi, 23, of Pulteney Road, South Woodford, Redbridge was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty at the opening of a trial at Oxford Crown Court.

He admitted he was guilty of one count of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and one count of being concerned in the supply of heroin.

Khalid Khalid, 24, of Mayfield Road, Dagenham, Redbridge, was sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty on the second day of a trial at Oxford Crown Court.

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