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Four years jail time for Gravesend cocaine supplier

PUBLISHED: 11:33 10 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 10 March 2017

Alexander Oni

Alexander Oni

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Alexander Oni, 27, formerly of Brown Road, was originally arrested after £800 in cash, cannabis and two wraps of cocaine were found

A drug dealer has been sentenced to nearly four years imprisonment for supplying cocaine in Gravesend after a warrant was executed at his house.

Alexander Oni, 27 and formerly of Brown Road in Gravesend, was arrested in February 2017 after a search warrant at a property he was found in uncovered illegal drugs and cash.

He pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine and offering to supply cocaine at Canterbury Crown Court on March 7. On this same date, he was jailed for three years and nine months.

The court heard that on February 2 officers executed a search warrant at a property in Alexander Road.

He was found inside with £800 in cash in his pocket. Inside the same room were small amounts of cannabis and two wraps of cocaine.

All these items were seized, along with two mobile phones. Analysis of both phones showed that Oni had been dealing drugs in the area.

Detective constable Steven Brown, the investigating officer, said: “Oni was involved in a trade which targets and exploits the most vulnerable members of our society.

“He sought to use people’s addictions as a means to make money, an action which is entirely reprehensible. This case shows that we do proactively target drug dealers and are able to swiftly bring them before the courts to secure justice.”

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