Adia jailed for drug offences in south London

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LONDON: A man has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to a number of drugs offences. Muhammed Adia, 22 of Glenister Park Road, Lambeth was sentenced to nine months in jail on Thursday, 5 September at Inner London Crown Court after pleading guilty to supply of a class B drug (Cannabis), possession with intent to supply a class B drug, possession of a class B drug and possession of criminal property.

The court heard that on 11 January, plain clothes officers witnessed Adia park his car on St James’ Crescent, SW9 where he was approached by another man. The man approached Adia’s car window and an exchange of cash and cannabis was made. Officers stopped both individuals and following a search, both were arrested and taken into custody.

A quantity of cannabis was later seized from Adia’s home address. A mobile phone from the address was also found to contain a text message he had sent which outlined the drugs he had available. Adia was released on bail and later charged by postal requisition.

Alongside the custodial sentence, Adia was handed a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order, including an exclusion banning him from entering certain areas.

PC Oliver Colville, from the Met’s Central South Command Unit, said: “Adia is a brazen drug dealer and we are confident that this custodial sentence, alongside the CBO, will play an important part in reducing offending in this part of the capital. “We know drug dealing is closely linked with the violence we see on our streets and we are committed to prosecuting those who seek to sell drugs and target the vulnerable solely for financial gain.”