Sentenced - Demis Ubiribo

Surbiton man jailed for drugs offences

A man has been jailed for drugs offences following an investigation by detectives in Kingston.

Demis Ubiribo (38) from Surbiton was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court to six years' imprisonment having been found guilty of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

On 7 May 2015 Ubiribo was seen by plain clothes officers in Glenbuck Road, Surbiton to exchange items with another person.

Following an attempt by officers to speak to him, he made off and following a short chase was detained.

Officers found 42 wraps of crack and heroin nearby to where he was stopped.

He was arrested and his phone was seized.

A download of his phone indicated he was involved in supplying class A drugs.

He was charged on Friday 30 October 2015 with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Detective Inspector Adam Guttridge from Kingston CID said: "Police mounted Operation Odin last year in response to community concerns relating to anti-social behaviour and drug dealing across Kingston borough.

"Uniform and plain clothes officers continue to undertake intelligence led operations to arrest those individuals believed to be supplying drugs in the local community.

"Ubiribo was a Surbiton resident who was believed by police to be operating a drug supply line in the Kingston area. This sentence shows how seriously the courts treat those convicted drugs supply offences.

"Kingston Police continue to target drug dealers on a daily basis and I would encourage anyone in the local community who has information about anyone they suspect being concerned in drug offences to speak to their local Neighbourhood officers, call police via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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