Nine charged with drug supply conspiracy after city centre operation

Merseyside Police has charged nine people with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs as part of a city centre operation to disrupt criminality.

Yesterday, Wednesday 26 April, 11 warrants were carried out across Liverpool under a joint police operation between the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), Merseyside Police’s Force Intelligence Bureau and local police officers and investigations team in a bid to reduce “street-crime” including drug supply, child criminal exploitation, violence, theft, robbery and sexual offences.

The following have now been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs:

  • Joshua Caddick, 20, of Walton
  • Ronni Whitby, 31, of Tuebrook
  • Armane Tasker, 21, of Toxteth
  • Dylan Anderson, 20, of Huyton
  • Dalu Abdul, 29, of Ormskirk
  • Ellis Hamilton, 19, of Everton
  • Nashon Davis, 21, Liverpool
  • Mya Farley, 21, of no fixed abode
  • A 17-year-old male from the Liverpool area

Caddick was also charged with eight offences of supplying cocaine, one offence of supplying ketamine and one offence of being concerned in the supply of ketamine, cannabis and MDMA

Whitby was charged with two offences of supplying cocaine

Davis was charged with one offence of offering to supply cocaine

The 17 year-old male was charged with two offences of supplying cocaine

All were remanded in custody to appear in court today, Thursday 27 April.

Liverpool local policing Chief Inspector Charlotte Irlam said, “Our work to target serious and organised crime remains ongoing on a daily basis and we remain committed to ensuring that Liverpool remains a safe place to live, work and visit.

“Some people regard taking illicit drugs on a weekend as a bit of fun – but they need to realise they are helping to maintain an industry that requires the use of violence, threats and intimidation to stay in business.

“My message to those involved in drug dealing in the city centre is that we will continue to take action to target you and you will not know where we are and who we are targeting.

“Liverpool is such a safe city in large part thanks to the support of bar staff and licensed premises owners, who all play a key role in maintaining the reputation of the city.

“The public too have been crucial in supplying us with information about drug dealing, and we continue to ask anyone with information about those involved in drug supply to keep contacting us so we can take appropriate action.”

“When members of the public, businesses and community leaders do express concerns about drug dealing and violence in the city, we take our responsibility to do something about it very seriously.

“Liverpool is one of the safest cities in the UK to enjoy a night out and is awarded Purple Flag status every year. We are determined to help keep it that way.”

Anyone with information on drug dealing can DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, or message Merseyside Police CC on Facebook.

You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:


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