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Twelve drug dealers jailed

PUBLISHED: 15:20 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 24 August 2010

A TEENAGE drug dealer has been jailed for four years after he was caught planning to sell crack cocaine and heroin and found in possession of a loaded handgun. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was caught dealing on the Stonebridge E

A TEENAGE drug dealer has been jailed for four years after he was caught planning to sell crack cocaine and heroin and found in possession of a loaded handgun.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was caught dealing on the Stonebridge Estate by undercover cops as part of Operation Ladon targeting hardened criminals in the area.

The teenager was found guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition and conspiracy to supply crack and heroin at Harrow Crown Court on Friday, November 20.

Paul Forbes, 24, known as P.Dro, of Amundsen House, Stonebridge Park Road, was sentenced to five years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply crack and heroin, permitting premises to supply crack and heroin and possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply crack and heroin.

Simon Williams, 23, known as Scar, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply crack and heroin.

Christopher 'Curtis' Tran, 19, known as J.I.N, of Wood Road, Stonebridge, was sentenced to four years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply crack and heroin, possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply crack and heroin.

Residents of Stonebridge were left terrified in their own homes as drug pushers and users made their lives a misery with intimidation and noises at all hours.

Undercover cops and Brent Police finally nabbed the thugs following months of surveillance work and swooped during the culmination of Operation Ladon in April this year.

Ch Supt Mark Toland said: "This started back in October last year after I met with Hillside Housing. Soon after I tasked my drugs and firearms unit, and they visited Hillside Housing and some residents who helped us.

"It is worth every penny and hour we spent on it to get these sorts of results. To make a difference you have to take out all the tiers of dealing. We got the people we wanted in this. Every person we wanted to arrest, we did.

"We did not have to use one single resident as a witness in this which is fantastic."

Kyle Scott, 19, of Eddison Drive, Wembley, Winston Matthews, 47, of Jeffries House, Brett Crescent, Stonebridge, Rene Emmanuel- Campbell, 19, of Hilltop Avenue, Stonebridge, Olusola Ogun, 19, of Inman Road, Harlesden, Marcus Thomas, 19, of the Mall, Kenton, Anthony Jones, 22, of Bessy Smith Court, Greenwood Terrace, Stonebridge, and Twain Robinson, 19 of Jeffries House, Brett Crescent, Stonebridge, and a 16-year-old boy who cannnot be named for legal reasons, were all convicted of various drug related offences at earlier trials.

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