Police charge man with drug supply offences in Banbury

Thames Valley Police have charged a 21 year old man from London with drug supply offences in connection to a warrant served in Banbury today (Tuesday June 8).

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 9:34 pm

Police have charged the 21 year old London man with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He remains held in custody pending his court appearance tomorrow, Wednesday June 9.

The 21 year old man was one of two people arrested today (Tuesday June 8) as part of a county lines drugs investigation called 'Operation Judo.'

Police arrested the two people this morning after warrants were simultaneously served at addresses in Banbury and London.

Police executed simultaneous warrants early this morning around 5.30 with Thames Valley Police serving a warrant in Broad Street, Banbury, and their colleagues at the Metropolitan Police serving another warrant at Tower Hamlets, London.

The execution of the warrants was the culmination of a six month investigation into the activity of a county drug line code named “Operation Judo."

As a result of the warrants being served police arrested a 21 year old man and 15 year old youth for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

A quantity of suspected class A drugs, cash and other items have been seized as part of the operation.

Thames Valley Police have charged a 21 year old man from London with drug supply offences in connection to a warrant served in Banbury today (Tuesday June 8).

TVP Banbury officers posted a message about the arrests on Twitter saying they were part of operation #Stronghold, a force wide initiative to tackle organised crime.