Huyton man jailed for drug supply offences

A man from Huyton has been jailed for six years following an investigation into County Lines drug dealing.

Christopher Flynn, 35, of Huyton, was sentenced on Monday, 8 April, at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin).

His arrest was made by Operation Toxic officers as part of Project Medusa – Merseyside Police’s initiative set up to tackle County Lines drug dealing and child criminal exploitation across the country.

Officers linked Flynn to the “Scouse Jay Jay” drugs line that was used to deal crack cocaine and heroin into Chorley, Lancashire.

Flynn was arrested by officers in February 2023 following a warrant at his home address in Huyton and later charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin).

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said, “We have removed another drug dealer from our community and stopped a large quantity of Class A drugs finding their way onto the streets.

“This sentence has once again shown that we will not stop pursuing those who sell illegal drugs in Merseyside and harm vulnerable people in our communities.

“We thank the public who share information with us about drug dealing or any vulnerability they see because this intelligence is vital to protecting our communities.”

The Project Medusa team provides the daily force response to County Lines, and they work alongside partners and other forces from across the UK to dismantle and disrupt criminal gangs.

It is funded by the Home Office and also aims to stop the criminal exploitation of young people and vulnerable adults.

Merseyside Police’s ‘Silence is Not an Option’ campaign focuses on changing attitudes towards reporting gang-related activity and increasing intelligence reports to Crimestoppers anonymously to report serious and organised crime in Merseyside.

If you have any information about County Lines activity in your area DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always call 999.

Image: Christopher Flynn/Merseyside Police

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