Two men jailed after loaded handgun, revolver and heroin found

Two men have been jailed after being found in possession of a loaded handgun, a revolver, heroin and cannabis.

Dean Vincent, 27, of Battersea Park Road, Vauxhall, was yesterday jailed for nine-and-a-half years. Reyon Vincent, 28, of St Louis Road, Crystal Palace, was jailed for six years. The men are not related.

The sentence comes after police carried out a drugs warrant at an address linked to Dean, in Heyford Avenue, Vauxhall, on June 30, 2022.

Moments before officers carried out the warrant, they watched Reyon get out of a mini cab with a number of bags and go into the property.

Image of loaded gun and revolver from the Heyford Avenue address (Picture: The Met)

When Reyon returned to the minicab without the bags, police followed and stopped the car he was in.

Officers found cannabis and 123 grams of heroin concealed in Reyon’s waistband. He was arrested, charged and remanded in custody. 

As Reyon was being detained, officers entered Dean’s home. In a communal cupboard outside his front door, police found 369 grams of heroin inside the same bags they had seen dropped off by Rayon.

Officers also found around £2,000 worth of cannabis, a large hunting knife and a ‘zombie’-style knife, counterfeit cash and a loaded revolver and handgun in a large brown Primark bag. 

Four large blocks of heroin were recovered from Dean’s house  (Picture: The Met)

Police then searched the area behind the kitchen kickboards in Dean’s flat, and found 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition and four large blocks of heroin.

Dean was not at the address at the time of the search but was found two months later by police at a flat in Iver, Buckinghamshire, on August 11, 2022. At the time of his arrest he was found with his passport and £9,000 in cash.

Following a trial at Inner London Crown Court on January 12, Dean was found guilty of possession of two firearms and possession with intent to supply heroin and possession of criminal property. 

He admitted to being a drug dealer and was found guilty of possession with intent to supply heroin found at the Heyford Avenue address.

He had previously been convicted of supplying class A drugs and possession of a knife in 2017.

Detective Chief Inspector Lewis Sanderson said: “Our operation helped to reduce the violence that was taking place in the area, and took dedication and tenacity to bring it before the courts.

“It is satisfying to know that two people intent on causing harm to our communities are no longer able to operate.”

Pictured top: Dean Vincent and Rayon Vincent have both been jailed following trial at Inner London Crown Court (Picture: The Met)

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