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A county lines drug dealer has been jailed after being arrested in Rugby.
Tajorn Brown, 19, of West Way, Ruislip, Greater London pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, and one count each of possession of class A drugs and having a bladed article, and was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday (11 January) to three years in prison.
Officers from Rugby Proactive CID arrested Brown in Maffey Court, Rugby in August 2022 after CCTV operators in the town reported spotting a suspected drug deal in West Leyes.
Brown was searched and officers seized cannabis, a knife, cash and phones. A further search in custody discovered 34 wraps of heroin and 64 wraps of crack cocaine.
Officers found evidence to suggest the drugs were being imported from London as part of a county lines criminal operation.
“This is another example of how we are taking a proactive approach to tackling county lines drug crime in Rugby,” said Detective Constable Tom Quinlan from Rugby Proactive CID.
“This investigation demonstrates our commitment to finding and prosecuting those involved in this kind of activity, which we know fuels violent crime across the county,” he added.
What is county lines drug crime?
County lines drug crime is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries. The ‘county line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the drug orders.
Posted by SC