A 24-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been sentenced to three years in jail for drug offences.

Sharmarke Hassan, of Boycott Avenue, pleaded guilty to one count each of possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin in a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, October 9.

Returning to the same court on Friday, November 6, Hassan was sentenced to a total of three years’ imprisonment.

On March 15, 2019, a drugs warrant was carried out at an address in Petersfield Green, Milton Keynes.

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Following the warrant, Hassan was found in possession of a ball of drugs that were in his trousers, £500 in cash, and a mobile phone.

He was arrested and charged the following day [March 16, 2019].

Investigating officer Detective Constable Becci Wade, of the Stronghold team based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “Tackling drugs supply is always a top priority of Thames Valley Police, and we will actively seek to disrupt drug suppliers in our communities.

“Through our Stronghold campaign, we are committed to working in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and exploitation, such as county lines drug dealing.

“We need and appreciate the support of the public with this and would always ask you to report any information you have about drugs in our communities to police.”