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Drug dealer jailed after admitting to dealing drugs in Northwich

A drug dealer from Manchester has been jailed after admitting to dealing drugs in Northwich.

Liam Smith, of Brynorme Road, Manchester, appeared at Chester Crown Court Friday 3 May where he was sentenced to four years in prison.

The 36-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine).

The court heard that at around 12.50pm on Friday 26 January, officers from Northwich Proactive Policing Team forced entry into an address Brackley Lane, Little Leigh, after a suspected drug dealer was seen entering the property.

Smith was subsequently found inside the address and upon being searched, officers discovered that he had over £2,000 worth of heroin and Crack cocaine concealed in his buttocks and arrested him.

Following his arrest, a warrant was conducted at Smith’s home in Manchester where a large quantity of designer clothing was seized.

Smith, aka ‘Manc Mark’, was subsequently charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine).

Following the sentencing, Police Constable Matt Uren, of Northwich Proactive Policing Unit, said:

“Northwich Proactive Policing Team are dedicated to disrupting the drug supply network and this is another example of how we are continually pursuing those intent on making money out of other people’s misery.

“Smith's conviction is the result of a long-running investigation involving detectives here at Northwich, with the support of colleagues from the Op Impact and Op Apollo teams.

“Intel has suggested that ‘Manc Mark’ had been an active county lines dealer in the Northwich area for a significant period of time, and I have no doubt that his conviction will have a really positive impact on the community.

“While Smith is now behind bars, our campaign against drug dealers is ongoing and we’re committed to doing all we can to can to stop drug activity on the streets of Northwich and make Cheshire a hostile place for criminals.

"You too can help us by reporting drug dealing in your area to police, every bit of information helps us to gather intelligence and close in on those dealing in illegal drugs.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or online at: 

www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on:

0800 555 111

Pictured - Liam Smith of Brynorme Road in Manchester.

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