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Twelve jailed for more than 68 years following Warwickshire Police county lines investigation

A county lines* drug gang that brought heroin and crack cocaine from Birmingham to sell on the streets of Warwick and Leamington will serve a total of 68 years in prison following an investigation by the Warwickshire Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).

Meshach Duncan Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Meshach Duncan
Mateusz Frausenkiewicz Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Mateusz Frausenkiewicz
Dajon Donaldson Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Dajon Donaldson
Kirean Aldred Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Kirean Aldred
Kyle Crossley Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Kyle Crossley
Debra Walsh Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Debra Walsh
Rebecca Mannix Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Rebecca Mannix
In November 2018, five men were jailed for more than 23 years for their part in the operation.**

Today (Thursday 11 July), a further five men and two women were jailed for more than 44 years at Warwick Crown Court.

Between February 2015 and November 2017, detectives identified 429 class A drug deliveries made by the gang into Warwickshire. The drugs had an estimated street value of more than £400,000.

The venture was headed by Meshach Duncan who recruited a team - including Mateuz Frasunkiewicz, Dajon Donaldson and Kirean Aldred - to ship the drugs into Warwickshire.

Rebecca Mannix, Kyle Crossley and Debra Walsh were also recruited to help deal the drugs in the county.

A network of dealers was used to supply drugs on the streets on the county.

The men and women were identified and arrested following a covert policing operation run by the Warwickshire Police SOCU.

Detective Inspector Rich Brown from the Warwickshire Police SOCU said: "This sentence demonstrates Warwickshire Police's commitment to tackling serious and organised crime, and ensuring the area stays a safe place to live and visit. It sends a clear message to those involved in this type of crime that we will pursue you and bring you to justice.

"This wasn't petty drug dealing; it was a well organised operation causing harm to many vulnerable people in Warwickshire.

"Information from our communities was vital in this investigation. The information provided by our communities is invaluable and I would urge anyone with concerns about drug dealing to call 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"I would like to pay tribute to the efforts of the investigating officers. Their tenacity and professionalism led to today's substantial sentence and they deserve a huge amount of credit for helping to make Warwickshire a safer place."

 

*Click here for more details around county lines crime and how to spot the signs.

 

Details of those sentenced today:

  • Meshach Masiah Duncan, 31, of Weeford Drive, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and two counts of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to ten years four months in jail.
  • Mateusz Frausenkiewicz, 31, of Buckley Road, Leamington, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and two counts of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to six years 10 months in jail.
  • Dajon Donaldson, 20, of Coniston Crescent, Birmingham,pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and two counts of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to six years nine months in jail.
  • Kirean Aldred, 20, of St Michael's Road, Warwick, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and two counts of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail.
  • Kyle Crossley, 18, of Pickard Street, Warwick, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to three years in jail. He was found not guilty of one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin.
  • Debra Ann Walsh, 57, of Lower Avenue, Leamington, found guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. She was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.
  • Rebecca Mannix, 46, of Buckley Road, Leamington, found guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. She was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail.

 

**Details of those sentenced in November 2018

  • A 41-year-old man from Warwick was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail.
  • A 26-year-old man from Handsworth, Birmingham, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail.
  • A 33-year-old man from the Warwick area was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail.
  • A 20-year-old man from Kenilworth pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to three-years-nine-months in jail.
  • A 45-year-old man from Birmingham was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and one count of conspiracy to supply heroin. He was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail.

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 11/07/19