Netherton man jailed for drug offences

A Netherton man has been jailed for 30 months after being convicted of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

Ryan Size, age 25, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, 1 March.

Size was arrested on 12 December 2022 after being found in possession of seven wraps of Cocaine following a stop search.

He had been driving a car along Rochester Avenue at 8:40pm when officers spotted him acting suspiciously.

Inspector Ray Mavrakakis, one of the senior officers in EVOLVE Netherton, said, “Drugs and the associated violence that goes hand-in-hand with drug supply bring misery to our communities.

“Our officers are determined to tackle drug-related crime and remain vigilant towards anyone suspected of being involved in criminality.

“However, together we are stronger and I urge anyone with information about those involved in drugs or any other gang-related activity to contact us, or Crimestoppers anonymously, so we can take these people off our streets.

“Making a report to Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and no-one but you will ever know you made that report.”

EVOLVE Netherton, is part of a Home Office backed strategy, known as Clear, Hold, Build, that has been employed in areas blighted by organised crime to remove criminal gangs, prevent new ones moving into the void and then build the resilience of local communities against criminal activity.

If you have information about drug dealing in your community, you can DM Merseyside Police at @MerPolCC on X or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Image: Merseyside Police/Ryan Size

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