A dealer has been jailed after he was arrested in west Kent and investigators found he was holding a phone used to supply class A drugs in Medway.

Police report in early January 2024, officers from Kent Police’s County Lines and Gangs Team learned that a specific phone known as the ‘MB line’ was supplying heroin and crack cocaine to users in Medway. Whilst seeking to identify who was in possession of the phone, Odyssius Ojo was arrested in Snodland on 23 January for a separate matter. However when he was searched, he was found to have the ‘MB line’ mobile phone and a knife disguised as a keyring fob.

Ojo of no fixed address was interviewed and after denying any knowledge of the phone, later agreed he had used it to send multiple texts offering drugs for sale. He was later charged with

  • being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine between 12 December 2023 and 23 January 2024,
  • being concerned in the supply of heroin over the same period and
  • possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.

He pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court and, on Monday 20 May, the 22-year-old was sentenced to two years and nine months’ imprisonment.

Investigating Officer, PC Oliver Matcham, said:

‘Ojo had a key position in this drug supply network and did not have a minor role. As such a prison sentence was the only option and, should he reoffend on his release, he will face a significant jail term.

‘Drug dealers promote crime within a community, destroy families and leave lives ruined. They are driven by a desire to make quick money but leave misery in their wake. If Ojo returns to dealing on his release from prison, we will be quick to reacquaint ourselves with him.’

By Ed

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