Drug dealers are responsible for ruining the lives of people all over Buckinghamshire every day.

Dealers take advantage of addicts and vulnerable people, using them to make money for themselves, fuelling their own greed.

The good news is that Thames Valley Police is working hard to do something about it, and over the past few weeks several dealers have been put where they belong – in prison cells.

See below for a list of Bucks drug dealers who were put behind bars in February.

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Zayll Bennett:

Bucks Free Press:

In December last year, police officers were conducting plain clothes patrols in an unmarked vehicle when they noticed Bennett leave a car close to his home address very briefly before getting back in and driving off.

The officers then requested uniformed police to stop Bennett as they were aware he was disqualified from driving, but when they attempted to stop him, he reversed away at speed causing damage to another vehicle.

Officers found significant quantities of class A and class B drugs, scales, and deal bags inside the car.

Bennett, 22, of Bedder Road in High Wycombe, eventually pleaded guilty to multiple offences, including possession with intent to supply cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.

He was jailed for five years and three months for the offences.

Tunbi Eyite:

Bucks Free Press:

Tunbi Eyite, 26, of St Hugh’s Avenue, High Wycombe, was jailed for nine years and six months after he was found guilty of multiple drug dealing offences.

In November 2020, officers spotted a Nissan Qashqai which had known links to drug dealing. The car was travelling around with its headlights off, arousing the suspicion of the officers.

After attempting to pull the car over, Eyite, who was driving, sped off and crashed into another vehicle in Hicks Farm Rise.

A search of Eyite’s home uncovered more than £12,000-worth of cocaine and heroin, a large quantity of cash, expensive designer clothing and drug dealing paraphernalia.

Harry Penny:

Bucks Free Press:

In September 2020, police officers travelling along Thorney Mill Road in Iver spotted a blue Volkswagen Touran with two men inside going in the opposite direction.

They decided to follow it, and watched on as it pulled over beside another car. The officers observed as the driver lifted his arm out of the open window and dropped an item into the palm of the Ford driver.

When the police approached, the suspect had £120 in cash in his lap. When the officers asked why he had it, he said the other man was “giving me some money he owed me.”

After he was arrested, 27-year-old Penny, of Gunness Close in Hayes, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug and was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court to 18 months in prison.

Benjamin Hargreaves:

Bucks Free Press:

In January, officers raided a house in Kingsmead Road, High Wycombe, which they suspected was being used for drug-related activities.

Benjamin Hargreaves, 38, of Kingsmead Road, was found inside with a substantial amount of class A drugs and a small amount of class B drugs.

The offender pleaded guilty to one count each of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely heroin, and possession of a controlled class B drug, namely cannabis.

He was sentenced to five years and 10 months behind bars as a result.

Muhammed Hamza:

Bucks Free Press:

This offender was out of prison on licence when he was caught with £1,400-worth of crack cocaine and heroin in Aylesbury.

Hamza, aged 20, of Belgrave Road, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply class A drugs after he was arrested.

He was jailed at Aylesbury Crown Court for three years.

Anees Basharat:

Bucks Free Press:

This offender was stopped and searched by police after they saw a drug deal in Ogilvie Road at around 6pm in July 2021

The 20-year-old was arrested and police raided his house in the same road - where they found 89 heroin wraps ready to be sold.

Basharat was jailed for possession with intent to supply a class A drug at Aylesbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to the crime.

He was given a sentence of three years and two months.

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