Matthew Olujosun has been sentenced to 14 years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court.  Mr Olujosun ran an extensive heroin and crack cocaine supply network in Maidstone.

Judge Adele Williams told Mr Olujosun: 

“You are in my judgement already a ruthless and determined criminal."

“Your only motivation is profit, and you care nothing for the misery and chaos which Class A drugs can create in people’s lives. You consider yourself to be above the law.”

Maidstone Crown Court heard the 30-year-old produced the drugs at his family home in Woolwich, south east London, over a two year period.

Police raided the house in Slater Close in October 2015 and found that cocaine and heroin were being mixed with bulking agents caffeine and paracetamol powder in a food blender and packaged for supply to users.

Also seized were plastic wraps, a dealer’s tick list and £2,000 in cash. He also had three mobile phones which kept ringing with customers asking for drugs.

Olujosun denied both drugs charges and money laundering.

Mr Prosser said despite Olujosun’s arrest he continued dealing, traveling from London to Maidstone to run a supply line called the Jay Network - the name he gave himself.

He used mobile phones for bulk advertising of drugs boasting: “Best of both guaranteed mate.”

Olujosun was arrested again in April last year but released. He was detained again in November last year for fighting in the street and it was discovered his mobile phone was being used to advertise and direct drug deals.

He was further arrested in January this year and again mobile phones contained incriminating evidence. Still, he continued dealing with a third phone until his final arrest in April.

Judge Adele Williams said Olujosun, who was previously jailed in 2009 for conspiracy to supply drugs, was convicted on “clear and compelling evidence”.

A proceeds of crime hearing will be held in April 27.

Tony Prosser is a heavy-weight criminal barrister, who has been a member of chambers for over 25 years.  Tony's work is predominantly prosecution based with an emphasis on complex casework across a broad field of crime.  He is instructed in the most serious of cases, including murder, rape, drug importation, large-scale frauds, firearms, kidnapping, explosives and fatal road traffic collisions.