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Sydenham drug dealer jailed for using ‘vulnerable’ Gillingham resident’s home as base

PUBLISHED: 12:51 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:51 19 September 2017

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Daniel Ojo and Miles Niles used the property to sell crack-cocaine

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A pair of drug dealers who used a vulnerable Gillingham resident’s home to sell Class-A drugs have been jailed.

Miles Niles, 22, of Montana Gardens in Sydenham and Daniel Ojo, 22 of Forest Hill, were both found in the bedroom of a High Street flat when police executed a warrant in June last year.

The duo were found next to a bag with 13 wraps of crack cocaine and cash inside.

Both lied to police about their role as dealers, claiming they were there only to use the drug.

But messages on their phone revealed their true intentions, leading to both Niles and Ojo admitting to possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply.

On Monday, Niles was jailed for two years and three months, while Ojo was jailed for six and a half years at a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court.

DC Chris Spencer, the investigating officer for the case, said: “Ojo and Niles sought to make profit off of vulnerable people living in the Medway towns.

“They have shown little regard to the suffering drug misuse can cause, not just to drug users but also to their friends, families and surrounding community and instead they saw this as an opportunity to make profit.

“This case shows that we do respond to concerns reported to us by members of the public and I would encourage anyone with information on drug dealing to contact us on 101 so we can take the necessary action.”

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