Drug runner jailed for more than three years
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A Loughborough man dealing drugs as part of a county line has been jailed for more than three years.
David Watson admitted to selling cocaine and heroin on three consecutive dates from 31 October 2018.
The 53-year-old of Cabin Leas, Loughborough, sold the drugs on the town’s streets after the orders were placed through a dedicated phone number – a method often used by county lines gangs to sell and distribute their drugs.
For his part, Watson was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (23 October) to three years and seven months.
He pleaded guilty to six counts of supplying class A drugs at an earlier hearing this month after being arrest as part of the police’s large-scale crackdown on the sale of drugs on the streets of Leicester and Leicestershire – known as Operation Lionheart.
For more information about county lines and how to spot the signs of it happening, visit www.leics.police.uk/countylines