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Shrewsbury drug dealers sentenced

Two drug dealers from Shrewsbury have been sentenced for dealing drugs in the town on behalf of a criminal network in Merseyside.

Sarah Evans

On Monday (3 June) Sarah Evans, 30 and Kevin Morgan, 35 both from Summers Gardens in Shrewsbury were sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply.

The pair were stopped in Tankerville Street in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 June last year where they were found in possession of heroin and cocaine with a street value of around £500 and more than £900 in cash. Mobile phones used as a county lines drugs phone were also seized.

Kevin Morgan

A stolen mountain bike was also found in the car which they had accepted as payment for drugs. Police investigated and were able to return to the bike to its owner after establishing it had been stolen the previous day.

A man aged 52 was arrested and charged in connection with the bike theft.

Morgan was given a 34 month prison sentence while Evans received a two year suspended sentence, rehabilitation order and ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

DS Andy Chatting from Shropshire's Local Organised Crime Team, which was set up to target county lines drugs supply in the county, said: "This is another example of the work that is on-going to tackle county lines drugs supply in our towns in the county. We know this is a concern for our local residents, drugs and drug dealing bring misery to those who have to put up with the associated crime and anti-social behaviour and I'd like to offer my reassurance that our work to make sure those involved are put before the courts will continue."

West Mercia Police is currently running Protect aimed at in partnership with other agencies to tackle serious and organised crime, which includes county lines drugs supply. To find out more about the campaign visit www.westmercia.police.uk/protect

ISSUED: 10.30am 060619 EH

Published 06/06/19