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Merseyside man jailed for supplying drugs

Connor Owens pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs Photo: Cumbria Constabulary

Connor Owens, 19, of Windsor Road, Tuebrook, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs (heroin and crack cocaine).

He was handed a sentence of three years and four months in prison.

Owens was arrested on May 2 at an address in Kendal, and during a search officers found bags containing individual street deals of heroin and crack cocaine, alongside torn plastic bags consistent with the preparation of Class A drug street deals. Owens had a further package of crack cocaine and £690 in his jacket pocket.

Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

The drugs totalled 50 deals of heroin, 15 of crack cocaine, and further crack cocaine that had not yet been prepared into deals.

Interrogation of mobile phone data showed that Owens was travelling from Liverpool to Kendal almost every day for a period of three weeks in April of this year. Police believed those journeys were made purely for the sale of drugs in the town.

A spokesperson for the South Cumbria Drugs Unit said:

Unfortunately drug dealers from outside of the county still think they can get away with supplying in Cumbria. The arrest and sentence handed down to Owens today shows that this is not the case.

We will continue to work hard to ensure we catch those involved in the supply of drugs on our streets, and it is clear that the courts also take the matter very seriously.

– South Cumbria Drugs Unit