A 25-year-old man has been jailed for nearly three years after pleading guilty to drug crimes in Aylesbury.

Younes Bardallou, of Buckingham Road within the town, was sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison at Amersham Crown Court on November 18.

This is in relation to an incident that happened at around 4pm on Wednesday, October 13 this year, when officers witnessed Bardallou conduct a suspected drug deal outside his home.

JAILED Younes Bardallou was seen conducting a suspected drug deal by officers before his phone revealed the full extent...

Posted by TVP Aylesbury Vale on Friday, 19 November 2021

He was arrested and after a search was carried out at the address, officers found cocaine with a street value of around £900, along with his mobile phone.

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Analysis of his phone showed he was running a drugs line within Aylesbury, which he maintained control of when he was out of the country during the summer.

WhatsApp messages on Bardallou’s phone included: “It’s so hard finding runners when you’re out of the country,” and, “call my line, see if they answer.”

Bardallou pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs at the same court [Amersham] on October 14, 2021.

PC Ben McNeill, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Anyone involved in organised crime within Aylesbury Vale will be targeted by the Stronghold team and will continue to be pursued until they are brought to justice.

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“Tackling drugs supply remains a top priority for Thames Valley Police. We will actively seek to disrupt organised drug supply to protect our communities.

“Through Stronghold, we are committed to working in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and exploitation, such as county lines drug dealing.

“We continue to need the support of the public in this, and we would ask them to report any information that they have about drug dealing.

“This can be shared with Thames Valley Police on our website or by calling 101. You can also report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”