Reece Jon Browne, 26 years, of Walton appeared at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday 27 July, where he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
Following a police operation, Browne was discovered controlling the county line by supplying Class A drugs across Wigan between February and April this year.
He was arrested and charged with supplying heroin and crack cocaine in April.
Detective Sergeant Gerard Farley said, “Browne’s conviction means that his drug dealing has been disrupted where he was supplying heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Wigan.
“Organised crime is hugely damaging to our communities, often involving intimidation, violence and creating fear and it is these criminals who run County Lines.
“Criminals involved in organised crime have no thought for anyone other than themselves, and their criminal intent and greed.
“We are dedicated to cutting these County Lines dead and taking those who operate them off our streets and working with partners to help those who may be exploited by these gangs.”
Read more here about how to spot the signs of exploitation linked to drug dealing and the
Eyes Open campaign, introduced by Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership: www.eyes-open.co.uk
You can also report any concerns to police on 999 if a crime is in progress, via 101, or via Twitter @MerPolCC.
You can also pass information via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org
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