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A career drug dealer who operated in North and East London has been jailed for nine years.

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A career drug dealer who operated in North and East London has been jailed for nine years.

A fast-paced Met police operation has led to the disruption of a prolific Class A drugs line that flooded the streets of North and East London.

Ayodele Adeleke, 29 (14.10.94) of Marlborough Road, Islington was sentenced on Friday, 24 May at Snaresbrook Crown Court to nine years imprisonment for crack and heroin supply.

Met specialist officers undertook an intelligence led investigation to follow the drug line, which was run between March and August of 2022, back to Adeleke.

Adeleke ran a drug line, supplying over 2.8kg of crack cocaine and heroin. Drug lines refer to the use of phone lines to move and supply drugs, usually from cities into smaller towns and rural areas.

Despite changing his number three times to hide his criminality, Adeleke was arrested on 2 August 2022 when he was found at the flat of a vulnerable woman whose home he had taken over to conduct his drugs supply from. He was found with evidence of the drugs line on his mobile, and £3,500 worth of drugs.

On his phone there were videos of Adeleke bragging about being released without charge after a previous linked arrest, and videos of him showing off large amounts of Class A drugs and cash.

Detective Inspector Sam Bennett, whose team conducted the investigation, said: “This is a great result for The Met and the community which shows the importance of tackling drug supply offences given their intrinsic link to violence and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

"Adeleke is a dangerous individual with a proven flagrant disregard for the law and other people - the communities of Hackney and Islington will be safer with him, and the harmful drugs seized, off the streets.”

As part of the A New Met for London plan, the Met is focusing on community crime fighting, making sure people feel safe where they live and work. Drugs ruin lives – that’s why we are committed to transforming how we keep communities safe. Read more about how we are responding to local priorities with A New Met for London.




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