UPDATED: Weymouth drug dealer jailed

UPDATED:  Weymouth drug dealer jailed

Published by George Sharpe at 5:17pm 10th December 2019. (Updated at 7:34am 11th December 2019)

A county lines drug dealer who was stopped by police on several occasions has been jailed.

Abdul-Azhiz Kamara, aged 26 and of Camberwell New Road, London, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 6 December 2019 after admitting two offences of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and six counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

He was also sentenced for breaching a suspended sentence order and given a total jail term of five years and two months.

radipole park drive weymouth

'Radipole Park Drive Offence'

At around 1.20am on Friday 8 March 2019 an officer stopped a Ford Focus in the area of Radipole Park Drive in Weymouth. Kamara was in the passenger seat and following a search was found to have a wrap of suspected class A drugs on him and two tablets marked ‘Xanax’, as well as more than £1,100 in cash. 

A phone seized from the defendant was examined and found to contain messages that appeared to relate to the supply of drugs.

The wrap was found to contain crack cocaine.

'Wessex Road in Dorchester'

On Saturday 4 May 2019 officers on patrol in Wessex Road in Dorchester saw Kamara in company with a known local drug user.

Kamara was seen to discard items from his pocket and run from the scene.

Officers gave chase but lost sight of the defendant and returned to the scene to find around 50 wraps that were analysed and found to contain heroin.

Rodwell Trail

'Rodwell Trail, Weymouth'

At around 6pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 officers were patrolling on the Rodwell Trail in Weymouth, which was regarded as a local drug dealing hotspot. They located the defendant sitting on a bicycle with a number of suspected drug users around him.

As an officer approached, Kamara initially made off on the bike before he fell from it and then continued on foot.

With the assistance of members of the public, who saw the defendant heading into Portmore Gardens and told officers, Kamara was located and detained. 

  • He was found in possession of five wraps of heroin and cocaine, three mobile phones and two SIM cards. A further 60 wraps were found in a nearby garden with the total street value of the drugs recovered estimated at more than £1,400.
  • Examination of the phones revealed ‘broadcast’ messages sent to more than 70 mobile phone numbers apparently advertising drugs for sale.

Following Kamara’s arrest on Tuesday 2 July 2019 he was charged with those offences and remanded in custody. He was also then charged with the earlier drug supply offences relating to the matters in March and May of this year.

Weymouth Police Station

Detective Constable Declan Cummings, of Weymouth CID, said:

"It is clear Abdul-Azhiz Kamara was involved in a significant ‘county line’ operation where he handled dedicated mobile phone lines to facilitate the supply of class A drugs.

"Despite being arrested on a number of occasions he continued to conduct his operations and I am glad that through our proactive patrols we were able to catch Kamara in the act on Tuesday 2 July 2019 and bring him to justice for his offending.

"We recognise the damaging impact the supply of class A drugs and related activity has on society and we are determined to ensure those who are involved in the supply chain are identified and dealt with."