Two jailed for 11 years after bags of cocaine found at Liverpool address

Two men have been jailed for 11 years after three bags of cocaine, crack cocaine, and cannabis were found at a house in Liverpool.

On Wednesday, 24 April, Dylan Hyams, aged 31, of HMP Buckley Hall was sentenced to six years and six months after being found guilty of being concerned in the supply of Class A (Cocaine).

Mark Draper, aged 34, of Toxteth was sentenced to four years and four months after pleading guilty of possession with intent to sell Class A (Cocaine), crack cocaine and possession of cannabis.

On 10 January 2022, officers carried out a search warrant at an address on Belem Close in Liverpool.

During the search, officers discovered 901.16 grams of cocaine in three bags, 54.63g of crack cocaine, electronic scales, over £1000 in cash, and a small amount of cannabis.

DNA evidence found on the drug packages linked Hyams and Draper to the crime.

They were both charged with possession with intent to sell Class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Graeme Kehoe said, “Thanks to the diligence of our officers and the samples of DNA found on the drugs that were recovered at the address Hyams and Draper will both face a considerable amount of time behind bars.

“We know the devastation that drugs cause and Merseyside Police remains relentless in our pursuit of these criminals and ending their drugs trade.

“I hope this result shows how committed our officers are in removing any dangerous drugs that could cause serious harm and violence in our community and that we will use any type of evidence in our pursuit of those people who think they are above the law, and believe they can evade justice.”

Anyone with information on drug dealing is asked to contact @MerPolCC, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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