A man responsible for supplying class A drugs in Winsford has been jailed.
Tony Whalley appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 13 October where he was sentenced to three years and three months in prison
The 35-year-old of Bramhall Close, Winsford, had earlier pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (cocaine) and failing to surrender to bail.
During the hearing the court heard how officers had found traces of Whalley’s DNA on a package of drugs which was seized from a car on the A51 in Stamford Bridge on Monday 15 June 2020.
Officers had also recovered a number of messages on his mobile phone which linked him to the supply of illegal drugs.
Following the discoveries Whalley was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (cocaine).
Following his sentencing Police Constable Matt Uren, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “I welcome the sentence handed to Whalley and I hope that his conviction sends out a warning to other dealers planning to target the Winsford area.
“Illegal drugs have a hugely detrimental impact and we are committed to doing all we can to remove those involved in the supply of such drugs from our communities.
“In Whalley’s case he attempted to deny any involvement in illegal drugs. Thankfully, because of the evidence we were able to gather against him we were able to prove his involvement beyond doubt, leaving him with no option but to plead guilty to the charges against him.”
Anyone with any information in relation to supply of illegal drugs in their community is urged to contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or online at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.