A Bletchley drug dealer threw his mobile phone out of a window as police officers raided his home. Benit Tshikuna's device was found to contain a "large number of messages" arranging the sale of class A drugs.

Police who carried out a warrant at a house in the town on July 13 found a quantity of cocaine, heroin and over £1,000 in cash. Tshikuna was arrested nearby and subsequently released under investigation.

On 29 September this year, another warrant was carried out at the same address. Tshikuna was inside and threw a phone out of the window.

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It was found to have a large number of messages arranging and facilitating the sale of drugs, police said. The 26-year-old, of Rydal Way, Bletchley, was charged with drug offences .

On Tuesday (October 25) at Aylesbury Crown Court he pleaded guilty to one count each of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug – namely cocaine and being concerned in the supply of a class A drug – namely heroin. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Andy Hall, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), said: “This was a Milton Keynes Neighbourhood Team investigation, supported by SOCU. We remain committed to tackling the supply and distribution of drugs in MK and disrupting county drugs lines remains a priority.

“By working in partnership with other agencies and the public this conviction demonstrates what can be achieved when everyone comes together. Tshikuna will now serve time in prison as a result of his actions.

“If you have any information about drugs dealing or supply in your area, please report this to us via 101 or our website. You can also report 100% anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online."

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