Drug dealer sentenced to five and half years following police warrant in Ellesmere Port Date published: 5th April 2017 2.05pm

A drug dealer who was caught after officers in Ellesmere Port executed a warrant at his home is now serving five and a half years behind bars.

 David Mellor, aged 42, from Eccleston Avenue in Ellesmere Port was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday, 22 March after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

 The court heard how at midday on Wednesday, 1 February officers searched Mellor’s address on Eccleston Avenue and recovered cocaine and heroin as well as scales and phones.

 Constable Lucy Hawkins, of Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit, said: “Mellor’s sentencing comes as part of a well-executed operation carried out by officers to put a stop to our streets being riddled with drugs and instead making them a safer place for the community.

 “The strong sentencing sends a positive message to those involved in, or planning to be involved in, the supply of drugs and I would encourage anyone concerned about drug activity in their area to contact Cheshire Police on 101.”