A TEENAGER and three men have been jailed for a total of 10 years for dealing crack cocaine and heroin around Hammersmith.
Ephraim Joseph and Jake O'Connor were jailed for four years each for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Samuel Gordon was jailed for two years for supplying Class A drugs and a 16-year-old X, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to 18 months at a youth rehabilitation centre.
Hammermith and Fulham Police received numerous complaints concerning a rise in anti-social behaviour fuelled by ‘an open drugs market’ in Talgarth Road from September last year. Officers monitored a property in the street and filmed the defendants apparently selling the Class A drugs outside the property.
Three warrants executed on December 19 recovered large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin at three properties in Hammersmith and West Kensington.
Detective Constable Joe Dening said: "The suspects were causing misery to the lives of local residents and we hope that this result demonstrates our resolve to tackle those who deal drugs on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham.
He added: "The sentences imposed should serve as a deterrent to those considering committing criminal activity of this type."
The defendants were sentenced on June 12 after admitting the charges.