Drugs trio sentenced


A large quantity of class A drugs were found during a search of a house in Hornton Drive

Two people have been given prison sentences and a third a suspended sentence following a Thames Valley Police drugs investigation in Banbury.

On March 30 last year, 30-year-old Dominic Daly-Vint and 23-year-old Lewis Ayre were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.   They were both arrested after drugs were found.

Daly-Vint had a key to a property in Hornton Drive where officers found a large quantity of class A drugs during a search.   Whilst they were there 30-year-old Samantha Halliday returned home.   She was subsequently arrested.

All three were charged on December 13, 2021.

Daly-Vint, of College Road in Birmingham, Ayre, of HMP Channings Wood in Devon and Halliday, of Hornton Drive in Banbury all pleaded guilty to two counts each of being concerned in the supply of controlled class A drugs namely crack and heroin.

Daly-Vint was sentenced to four years and six months in prison, Ayre was sentenced to five years and three months in prison while Halladay received a two year suspended sentence and 240 hours of unpaid work.   Sentencing took place at Oxford Crown Court last Friday (June 17).

Investigating officer, PC Jordan McClay, based at Bicester police station, said: “I am very pleased this investigation has resulted in these convictions.

“I hope this shows people that we take issues of drug supply very seriously, and anyone involved will be targeted by the Stronghold team to bring offenders to justice.

“We continue to need the support of the public in this, and we would ask them to report any information that they have about drug dealing.

“This can be shared with Thames Valley Police on our website or by calling 101.

“You can also report information anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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