A Merseyside man has been sentenced for his part in a large scale drugs conspiracy, following an investigation by detectives from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU).
John Guy, aged 28 of Liverpool pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court on 5 January to a range of offences including:
- Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; cocaine and heroin
- Possession with intent to supply class B drugs; cannabis
- Converting criminal property under the proceeds of crime act
On Wednesday 5 January, he was sentenced to 13 years and 6 months imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court.
Guy was arrested on 15 July 2021 as part of the NWROCUs response to Operation Venetic: an international operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service, commonly referred to as Encrochat, in an attempt to evade detection.
Guy used the Encrochat handle ‘DOCTOREGG’ to supply drugs across the Merseyside area between April – June 2020.
Detective Inspector Dave Worthington from the NWROCU investigations team said, “This sentence is the latest in a long line of convictions secured against those who used the Encrochat facility to carry out crimes.
“Between April 2020 and June 2020 Guy arranged the supply of multi kilo amounts of cocaine and heroin and we’re happy that with him behind bars, there’s one less drug supplier on the streets causing misery to our communities across the North West and beyond.
“Here at the NWROCU we’re committed to targeting the supply of drugs and will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of those people who think they are above the law.”