Two Banbury men jailed for supplying drugs across Oxfordshire


Wahqas Ahmed and Adam Scott

They were key members of an organised crime group

Two Banbury men have been sent to prison for drug offences across Oxfordshire.

Thirty-two year old Wahqas Ahmed, of Hilton Road and forty-nine year old Adam Scott of Withycombe Drive, were key members of an organised crime group.   They were responsible for supplying a significant amount of class ‘A’ drugs throughout the county between June 30, 2021 and January 20, 2022.

Thames Valley Police identified the key members of the organised crime group and a business unit where drugs were stored and prepared for onward sale.   Here, when a search warrant was executed 250g of cocaine and £9,000 in cash was seized.

Ahmed and Scott were both arrested on January 19 last year and pleaded guilty to two counts each of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of class A – cocaine and heroin – on July 25.

At Oxford Crown Court last Monday (July 3) Ahmed was sentenced to five years and five months in prison.   At the same hearing, Scott was sentenced to prison for three years and six months.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Stuart Halham of Loddon Valley’s serious and organised crime unit, said: “These men were operating a significant drugs operation storing and selling drugs throughout Oxfordshire to vulnerable members of our community.

“Thames valley police is committed to tackling serious and organised crime and dismantling drugs operations such as this.

“We are satisfied that these men have been sentenced and I hope that this serves as a warning to others that we will investigate and bring you before the courts.

“We would ask anyone with information that they have about drug dealing to please report it to us.

“This can be done 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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