Banbury woman among eight people charged in Thames Valley Police drug supply operation

Police have charged eight people, including a Banbury woman in connection with the drug supply operation across the Thames Valley yesterday (Wednesday May 26).

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 10:16 am
Drugs seized by police as part of the operation targeting organised crime and drug supply across the area, including Banbury (Image from TVP website)

Police have charged eight people, including a Banbury woman in connection with the drug supply operation across the Thames Valley yesterday (Wednesday May 26).

The charges are the result of the execution of multiple warrants targeting the supply of drugs across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire. All eight people have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs. The warrants were conducted as part of a lengthy investigation into the supply of heroin and cocaine in the Thames Valley.

Those charged as part of the drug supply operation include a Banbury woman, Sophie Plowman, aged 26, of Songthrush Road, Banbury. As part of the operation police executed a warrant in Songthrush Road, Banbury.

The following seven other people were also charged:

Richard Gray, aged 32 of Furrow Crescent, Witney.

Patrick Gray, aged 43, of Radford Close, Oxford.

William White, aged 35, of no fixed abode.

Thames Valley Police officers executing a warrant as part of an operation targeting organised crime and drug supply across the policing area, including Banbury (Image from TVP website)

Lewis Court, aged 35, of Scott Close, Kidlington.

Mohammed Ali, aged 49, of Chervill, Beanhill, Milton Keynes.

Jamie Shepherd-Smith, aged 32, of Bramling Cross, Longworth, Abingdon.

Mohanned Albein, aged 35, of St Quentin Close, Swindon.

They are all due to appear before Oxford Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday May 27.)

The charges are in connection with a series of warrants executed across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire during which around 3kg of class A drugs, approximately £60,000 in cash and a stun gun were seized.

Approximately £190,000 was also seized during a previous stage of the operation.

Three others, a 70-year-old woman from Oxford, a 41-year-old woman from Oxford and a 31-year-old woman from Witney who were arrested on suspicion of money laundering have been released on conditional police bail.

A 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Oxford, arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs have also been released on conditional police bail.

The Banbury Guardian published a story about the warrants executed and the arrests made you can read more about it here: https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/crime/banbury-woman-arrested-in-police-operation-targeting-organised-crime-and-drug-supply-3250486