A Poole county lines drug dealer has been jailed for more than five years.
Justin Guy, 50 of Kingland Road, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 11 July 2022 after admitting two charges of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply as well as possessing a bladed article. He was sentenced to a total of five years and eight months in prison.
On Thursday 9 June 2022, officers from the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Neighbourhood Enforcement Team (NET) were working with the Metropolitan Police and taking part in a proactive day of action in the Poole area as part of the Op Viper crackdown on county lines drugs gangs.
At 11.45am the officers attended the address of a known class A drug user in Poole who was deemed to be vulnerable and had previously been cuckooed, with dealers taking over her address and using it as base from which to operate.
Officers found Guy at the address, and he was detained for a search. He was found to be in possession of 27 wraps containing heroin and cocaine, as well as a quantity of cash.
Police also searched a van registered in the defendant’s name that was found outside the address where they found further wraps of class A drugs, more cash and a kitchen knife.
The total estimated value of the drugs seized from Guy was £5,000 and analysis of messages found on two mobile phones seized from the defendant also provided further evidence of his involvement in the supply of class A drugs.
Police Constable John Upsher, of BCP NET, said: “Through our Neighbourhood Enforcement Teams, we are committed to working with partners such as the Metropolitan Police and our local officers to act on intelligence and disrupt the activities of those dealing drugs in our communities.
“We are focusing on taking down county lines gangs, who exploit vulnerable people in the local area in order to operate their drug supply networks.
“I am pleased that we have identified another individual involved in the supply chain and brought him before the court where he has been handed a significant jail term.
“We would continue to urge anyone with information about drug related activity in their area to report it to us so we can investigate and take action.”
To report suspected drug dealing in your community, please contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email email@example.com or by calling 101. If a crime is in progress, please dial 999. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
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