A 19-year-old drug dealer will spend seven years in prison for supplying heroin and crack and possessing a firearm.

A police investigation identified Nikodem Jozefow, of Station Road, Hayes, London, as the controller of a county drugs line operating between Hayes, London, and Slough.

Jozefow pleaded guilty at Reading Crown Court on August 9 to two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, one count each of possession of a firearm, and possession of heroin and cannabis.

Drugs Focus Taskforce lead Detective Inspector Simon Hannam said: “The Drugs Focus Taskforce was set up at the end of last year to target county drugs lines across the Thames Valley and has already disrupted criminals operating in Reading, Slough and Milton Keynes.

“We will tirelessly pursue anyone involved in county drugs lines as they exploit vulnerable people and cause serious harm within our communities.

“We will bring those involved in this illegal activity to justice, as proven by Jozefow’s conviction and sentence.

“We are also committed to protecting those vulnerable people exploited by county drug-dealers by providing the appropriate support.

After Jozefow was arrested last year, Thames Valley Police officers searched his address and found a firearm.

Another warrant was executed at Jozefow’s address in January 2022, where officers found the drugs line operation and he was arrested again.

Jozefow was charged on 12 January this year.