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Two men jailed for county lines drug supply

Custody images of Omar Bailey and Ubayd Jimale
Omar Bailey and Ubayd Jimale were both jailed on Friday.

Two men who brought class A drugs to Somerset from London have been jailed.

Ubayd Jimale, 23, and Omar Bailey, 30, were involved in transporting heroin and cocaine from the capital to Bridgwater between December 2020 and March 2021.

The pair were arrested as part of a joint investigation between Avon and Somerset Police and the Metropolitan Police.

They both appeared in court in September and pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine.

Jimale, of Watford Road in Wembley, was sentenced on Friday 8 April at Taunton Crown Court to four years and six months for his controlling role in the operation. Bailey, of Swinderby Road in Wembley, was jailed for three years and six months.

Detective Sergeant Jonathan Atkin said: “County lines drug supply continues to be a significant national problem, which often involves the exploitation of vulnerable individuals to perpetuate the supply of illegal drugs, and causes harm to our communities.

“This conviction and sentence is the result of hard work and dedication by the investigating officer PC Howard Brown with support from other officers in Avon and Somerset and those working for the Metropolitan Police.

“It sends a clear message that those individuals involved in transporting harmful drugs into our cities, towns and villages will be brought to justice.”