A man who used his house in Liverpool to supply drugs, and store cash and weapons has been jailed.
Liam Maxwell, aged 28, of Liverpool was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to three years and four months for possession with intent to supply Class A Drugs (cocaine and heroin) yesterday (Monday 4 April).
Maxwell played a key role in supplying Class A drugs as part of an organised crime group in Liverpool.
Following a thorough investigation, officers executed a warrant at Maxwell’s address on Thursday 17 February as part of Operation Toxic – Merseyside Police’s initiative to infiltrate County Lines drug dealings.
About 85g of Class A drugs were recovered in the house, along with scales, bags, £500 in cash and weapons. Maxwell was arrested and later charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a private place, possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs and use of criminal of property.
Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said, “Maxwell supplied drugs across Merseyside and other areas in the North West. He was participating in an illicit trade that causes immense suffering to vulnerable people and residents in our communities.
“We know the destruction that county lines drug dealing, and serious violence can cause in our cities and our work under Operation Toxic shows that these crimes remain a major focus in Merseyside to bring down serious and organised criminal groups.
“I hope this result shows the success of our warrants as we continue to target criminals like Maxwell by removing them and the dangerous drugs they supply from our communities to protect vulnerable people.”
Anyone with information on drug dealing in their area is asked to contact @MerPolCC, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.