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Matthew Olujosun jailed for 14 years for drug dealing in Maidstone

An arrogant drug dealer who ran an extensive heroin and crack cocaine supply network centred on Maidstone has been jailed for 14 years.

Matthew Olujosun was told by a judge: “You are in my judgement already a ruthless and determined criminal.

“Your only motivation is profit, and you care nothing for the misery and chaos which Class A drugs can create in people’s lives. You consider yourself to be above the law.”

Matthew Olujosun has been jailed for 14 years. Picture: Kent Police
Matthew Olujosun has been jailed for 14 years. Picture: Kent Police

Maidstone Crown Court heard the 30-year-old produced the drugs at his family home in Woolwich, south east London, over about two years.

Police raided the house in Slater Close in October 2015 and found that cocaine and heroin were being mixed with bulking agents caffeine and paracetamol powder in a food blender and packaged for supply to users.

Also seized were plastic wraps, a dealer’s tick list and £2,000 in cash.

Prosecutor Tony Prosser said latex gloves found contained both the DNA of Olujosun and Luis Guerra, 21, who was not present in the house.

Guerra was arrested in March 2016 when he was allegedly found in Sturla Road in Chatham with 101 wraps of Class A drugs, hidden under a parked car.

He also had three mobile phones which kept ringing with customers asking for drugs.

Guerra, of Rochester Street, Chatham, stood trial at Maidstone Crown Court with Olujosun and was acquitted of producing and supplying charges.

Olujosun denied both charges and money laundering.

Maidstone Crown Court
Maidstone Crown Court

Mr Prosser said despite Olujosun’s arrest he continued dealing, travelling from London to Maidstone to run a supply line called the Jay Network - the name he gave himself.

He used mobile phones for bulk advertising of drugs boasting: “Best of both guaranteed mate.”

Olujosun was arrested again in April last year, but released. He was detained again in November last year for fighting in the street and it was discovered his mobile phone was being used to advertise and direct drug deals.

He was further arrested in January this year and again mobile phones contained incriminating evidence. Still, he continued dealing with a third phone until his final arrest in April.

Judge Adele Williams said Olujosun, who was previously jailed in 2009 for conspiracy to supply drugs, was convicted on “clear and compelling evidence”.

A proceeds of crime hearing will be held on April 27.

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