AFTER drug raids yesterday in the Thames Valley, eight people have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Five of them are from Oxfordshire.

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These are:

Richard Gray, aged 32 of Furrow Crescent, Witney.

Patrick Gray, aged 43, of Radford Close, Oxford.

Lewis Court, aged 35, of Scott Close, Kidlington.

Sophie Plowman, aged 26, of Songthrush Road, Banbury.

Others charged are:

William White, aged 35, of no fixed abode.

Mohammed Ali, aged 49, of Chervill, Beanhill, Milton Keynes.

Jamie Shepherd-Smith, aged 32, of Bramling Cross, Longworth, Abingdon.

Mohanned Albein, aged 35, of St Quentin Close, Swindon.

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They are all due to appear before Oxford Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges are in connection with a series of raids across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire during which around 3kg of class A drugs, around £60,000 in cash and a stun gun were seized.

Around £190,000 was also seized during a previous stage of the operation.

Three others, a 70-year-old woman from Oxford, a 41-year-old woman from Oxford and a 31-year-old woman from Witney who were arrested on suspicion of money laundering have been released on conditional police bail.

A 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Oxford, arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs have also been released on conditional police bail.

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