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Dealers jailed for using Gillingham home as drug base

By Chris Hunter

Two drug dealers have been jailed for a combined eight years and nine months after using a Gillingham home to supply Class A drugs.

Daniel Ojo and Miles Niles used a flat in Gillingham High Street to supply the drugs after convincing a vulnerable occupant to let them stay there, and went on to use it as a base to supply crack cocaine.

Both pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday.

Daniel Ojo was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for supplying drugs in Medway.

Daniel Ojo was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for supplying drugs in Medway.

                                 

The court heard that on June 1 last year, officers raided the Gillingham property under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Ojo and Niles - both from London - were found in a bedroom, close to a bag containing 13 wraps of crack cocaine and a bundle of cash.

Once in custody the men denied supplying the illegal drug and claimed to be drug users - but analysis of their mobile phones revealed they were actively involved in supplying drugs. 

Ojo, 22, of Knapdale Close in Forest Hill was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Miles Niles was jailed for two years and three months for supplying drugs in Medway

Miles Niles was jailed for two years and three months for supplying drugs in Medway

Niles, 22, of Montana Gardens in Sydenham was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

Detective Constable Chris Spencer, the investigating officer for the case, said: "Ojo and Niles sought to make profit off of vulnerable people living in the Medway Towns.

"They have shown little regard to the suffering drug misuse can cause, not just to drug users but also to their friends, families and surrounding community and instead they saw this as an opportunity to make profit.

"This case shows that we do respond to concerns reported to us by members of the public and I would encourage anyone with information on drug dealing to contact us on 101 so we can take the necessary action."

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