Two men caught supplying Class A drugs in Leighton Buzzard have been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Mohammed Rauf, 29, of Richmond Road, Leighton Buzzard, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail after pleading guilty to numerous deals carried out in the town between May and September.
David Nembhard, 29, of Marble Drive, Brent Cross, received a three-year sentence after the operation by Bedfordshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).
Rauf and Nembhard were seen conducting various drug deals across Leighton Buzzard over the summer, including crack cocaine and heroin.
Nembhard also hired out a number of vehicles which were used to make the deals.
Both were arrested as part of a coordinated series of raids targeting drugs supply in September.
At Rauf’s address, officers found more than £4,000 in cash and around 80 wraps of Class A drugs, which were found in a Skittles sweet tub within a coat, a number of mobiles were also seized.
At Nembhard’s address officers found around £3,500 in cash, some cocaine hidden in shoes, digital scales, numerous pairs of designer trainers and a number of phones.
DI Justin Dipper, from Bedfordshire Police’s SOCU, said: “Our investigation established that Nembhard and Rauf were pivotal players in the supply of Class A drugs around Leighton Buzzard.
“Drugs underpin much of the serious and organised crime we see in Bedfordshire and it is vital that we tackle those involved in their supply.
We know conflict between drug dealer networks can lead to incidents of violence which impacts the community, as well as the families involved.
“Communities across Bedfordshire should be reassured we will take action whenever possible against all levels of drug supply, and seek the public’s support in gathering information about those who profit from this crime.”
If you know or suspect drugs activity is happening call 101 or visit the force’s online reporting centre.