Man sentenced to four years for role in County Lines drug dealing
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Jack Connor, 25 years of Beechdene Road, Anfield has today (Thursday, 15 July) been sentenced to four years and two months imprisonment for his involvement in County Lines drug dealing into Rhyl, North Wales.
Connor was arrested in May by officers from the force’s Project Medusa team, working alongside officers from North Wales Police. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and to offer to supply heroin and cocaine.
Project Medusa officers executed a warrant as his address in Anfield, where they recovered quantities of cash.
Project Medusa, is a Merseyside-led initiative, which uses different types of operational activity and tactics to effectively disrupt and in turn bring down the County Lines Organised Crime Groups who are responsible for the widespread distribution of illegal drugs in other parts of the country.
Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “We are seeing County Lines offenders being brought to justice on an almost weekly basis at the moment, and I hope today’s sentence sends out a message to others involved in this type of criminality, we are coming after you and we will bring you before the courts.
“Project Medusa’s aim it to cut these lines dead and bring those controlling them to justice. This type of drug dealing not only blights the lives of the drug users and the communities in which they deal in but also the lives of the young and vulnerable people used to store and sell the drugs. Who are often subject to grooming, violence and intimidation.
“We will continue to work with police forces and authorities across the country to make sure there is no safe place for such criminals to hide and get the vulnerable young people and adults they exploit, out of this lifestyle, through work with our partners.
“If you have any information about drug dealing in your area or are concerned about somebody who may be involved in County Lines, contact us, DM @MerPolCC or contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 completely anonymously.”