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FOUND GUILTY: Two men from Potters Bar charged with drug dealing

 Published on: 7th October 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two Potters Bar men today pleaded guilty to running a cocaine dealing operation from a shoe box at one of their homes.

Tichaona Mutyambizi and Ashley Gayford, now both 27, were due to go on trial at St Albans Crown Court, but changed their pleas before a jury was sworn in.

Prosecutor John Coates told St Albans Crown Court they were caught almost three years ago on November 10, 2018.

He said: “It was street dealing. It was not a sophisticated operation, and it is the crown’s view they were not part of a bigger chain. It was being run from Tichaona Mutyambizi’s front room. The items were found in a shoe box.”

£2,000 was found at Mutyambizi’s address, but there was no other evidence of cash or lavish lifestyle, he said.

Mutyambizi, of Bornedene, Potters Bar and Gayford, of Aston Way, Potters Bar, pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply. Mutyambizi also admitted driving while unfit through drugs and having a vehicle with no third-party insurance.

Judge Michael Kay QC granted both men bail for probation reports to be prepared. Sentence is due on November 11.

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