A MAN has denied playing any role in an alleged ‘county lines’ drug dealing operation being run out of an Oxford guest house.

Leon Wyatt, of Holyhead Road, Coventry, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs crack cocaine and heroin, as well as possessing criminal property.

Prosecutors at Oxford Crown Court alleged that the 19-year old came to Oxford from the West Midlands in September, together with another man, to ply drugs from the Summertown area of the city.

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Outlining the case against him at the start of his trial yesterday prosecutor Kirsty Allman said that Wyatt’s alleged accomplice Sean McCabe had already admitted his role in the operation.

She told jurors that police were out in Oxford in an unmarked police car on the afternoon of September 27 last year.


By coincidence, she told jurors, McCabe was spotted seeming to deal drugs to unknown users while on Banbury Road.

He was arrested, Miss Allman said, and along with a number of drugs wraps police found on him a set of keys for a ground floor room at the nearby Lonsdale Guest House.

When police went inside, the court heard, they discovered Wyatt along with a haul of Class A drugs made up of 88 wraps of cocaine and heroin, with a street value of about £940.

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Police also found a craft knife, a set of weighing scales and £819.95 in cash, jurors were told.

When Wyatt was interviewed by police, the court heard, he denied having any involvement with any drug dealing operation and said that none of the items seized by police belonged to him.

Prosecutors maintain that the pair travelled from Coventry to Oxford the night before in order to sell drugs in Oxford before they were snared.

The trial, which is expected to last two days, continues.