A Chesham man has been sent to prison for six and a half years’ after he was convicted of drug supply offences.

Between August 1, 2018, and November 23, 2019, Mohammed Dilbar Shabab was involved in the supply of drugs in Chesham and he was arrested while fleeing from an address where white powder was found.

Following an investigation, Shabab’s phones were found to contain messages offering to supply a controlled substance and he was subsequently charged on March 23 this year.

The 26-year-old of Cowper Road, Chesham was found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and pleaded guilty to a further count of being concerned in the supply of class B drugs. 

He was convicted following a two-day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court on August 12.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Joanne Lynch of Chiltern & South Bucks CID, based at Amersham police station, said: “The supply of drugs cause untold harm to the most vulnerable in our communities and through our Stronghold campaign, we will not tolerate drug dealers on our streets.

“We will never tire to stop this type of criminality, pursuing those who seek to profit from dealing drugs in our communities.

“We are determined to make the Thames Valley a hostile place for this type of criminality, and I am pleased that Shabab will now serve a lengthy prison sentence as a result of his activities.

“If you have any information relating to drug dealing in your area, you can report this to Thames Valley Police either online or by calling 101, or for 100% anonymity, via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”