A Maida Vale man was among a family drug-dealing trio jailed today for a total of eight years and three months for supplying cocaine to West End clubbers.
Vidal Stott, of Oxford Road, his brother Khan and mother Karen dealt cocaine on a 'virtually 24 hour basis' according to police from the Met's Clubs and Vice unit who tracked them for six months.
They were eventually caught in September, when police found £300 cash in the 22-year-old's car from a drug deal done that day and 19.3 grams of cocaine and black electronic scales at his home.
The trio have collectively admitted to dealing their 50 per cent pure cocaine on twenty-three separate occasions making a total of over £5,000.
Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Martin, in charge of the Clubs and Vice Unit, said: "This was a highly organised, highly profitable family run cocaine business. Both sons were encouraged into the business by their mother. The trio operated a 'shift' system with one of them on call via a mobile phone to travel anywhere within the M25 to supply cocaine.
"Intelligence uncovered during our investigation suggests that the drugs were being bought by people using them as part of a night out clubbing or to sell on to others in that environment."
Karen Stott, 49, unemployed, of Longford Street, Camden, was sentenced to three years, Vidal Stott, 22, unemployed, of Oxford Road, Kilburn, was sentenced to three years, and Khan Stott, 24, unemployed, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 27 months at Southwark Crown Court.