Men jailed for supplying Swindon with class A drugs
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Two drug dealers have been jailed for supplying Swindon with heroin and cocaine.
Omar Tablieh, 21, of Tregonwell Road, Bournemouth, and David Mbugua, 22, of King Edward Street, Slough, admitted running a Class A drugs line between the town and Bournemouth.
They pleaded guilty to the offences last month and were sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Monday (21/08).
Both men were sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment, plus a victim surcharge of £228 each.
Tablieh and Mbugua were arrested on May 31 this year following police enquiries into a Class A drug supply in Swindon.
Officers travelled to a hotel in Bournemouth where the two defendants were located in possession of crack cocaine, heroin, cash and burner style phones.
They were subsequently arrested, charged and remanded into custody.
Investigating officer PC Dan Chaventre, now part of the Force’s new Burglary and Tackling Serious Youth and Gang Violence unit, said: “I’m pleased that both men have been given custodial sentences and a county line feeding Swindon with illegal Class A drugs has been cut off.
“This is the first conviction for both men and I’m pleased that, as dealers of class A drugs, they have been given custodial sentences of a number of years.
“The supply of illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin into communities is a scourge on society and has considerable knock-on impacts.
“It often involves the exploitation of children and vulnerable people, and feeds into gang culture, violent crime and associated antisocial behaviour.
“Wiltshire Police will not tolerate county lines and we will ensure that the drug dealers bringing misery to our county are brought to justice.”