Gateacre man jailed for 13½ years for Class A drugs conspiracy

Merseyside Police has today, Tuesday 21 December, welcomed the sentencing of a Liverpool man for his part in a Class A drugs conspiracy.

Ryan Doolan, 33, of Gateacre, was jailed for a total of 13½ years at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday, Monday 20 December, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) and Class B drugs (cannabis.)

Doolan, who used the encrochat handle ‘windsoup’, is the latest to be sentenced as part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat. 

To date, those charged and convicted on Merseyside as part of Op Venetic equates to 670 years of jail time.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said, “Doolan is just the latest to be given a substantial prison sentence for his involvement in the widespread distribution of Class A and B drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

“We know the destruction that drugs and drug dealing cause in our communities and Merseyside Police remains relentless in our pursuit of those who cause misery.

“I would continue to ask our communities to be our ears and eyes. If you have information about who is dealing drugs please pass on the information to us either directly to Merseyside Police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

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