Man jailed over County Lines drug dealing in Yeovil

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for supplying crack cocaine in Yeovil.

Seamus Ford, of Eastleigh, Hampshire, was arrested during a police operation targeting a County Lines network, which supplied drugs to vulnerable people.

Ford was taken in during a joint operation between Avon and Somerset Police and the Metropolitan Police.

He admitted charges of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Yeovil, between January 7 and February 2 this year, and was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Monday, May 15.

Investigating officer, PC Mark Owen, said: “The harm caused by illegal drugs is significant and far-reaching, with vulnerable people cynically targeted by those who commit these corrosive offences.

“We’re committed to making our area a hostile one for drug dealers and we want to hear from our communities about any suspicions they may have about drug-dealing in their area.

“If you’re concerned about drug-related crime happening within your community, or are worried for a young person, friend or family member who may be being exploited, please report it and help protect those at risk of harm.”

Anyone wishing to report concerns should call 101. If a crime is in progress, always call 999. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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