Former police officer sentenced for drugs offences in Banbury


Ben Simmons has been described as a devious and manipulative individual

A former West Midlands Police officer has been sentenced for drugs offences in Banbury.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ben Simmons, who’s of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to supplying methamphetamine and GHB.

The offences took place between July 2022 and August last year.   When Simmons was arrested drug paraphernalia belonging to him was seized from a property.

He was sentenced to a year and two months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday (January 30).

Detective Constable Cory Vigilante, based at Banbury police station, said: “Ben Simmons has been convicted of supplying class A and C drugs.

“He is a former police officer of West Midlands Police and has shown a complete disregard for the law and the police throughout the investigation.

“He is a devious and manipulative individual that is finally paying for his crimes.

“I hope that his time spent on remand in prison has allowed him to learn from his actions and will seek support that he requires going forward.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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