Northwich drug dealer jailed for more than five years as part of county lines crackdown
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A man responsible for bringing class A drugs from Liverpool into Northwich has been jailed.
Tony Bloor appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday 12 July where he was sentenced to five years and seven months in prison
The 42-year-old was arrested at around 1pm on Saturday 17 April officers stopped a grey Vauxhall Astra on the A533, Northwich Road in Bartlington.
Bloor was a passenger in the vehicle and when searched by officers he was found in possession of approximately 100 street deals worth of heroin and more than 150 deals worth of crack cocaine. He also had £110 cash and a mobile phone.
It was estimated that the drugs would be worth more than £2,500 if sold individually.
At the time of his arrest Bloor of Middlewich Road, Northwich attempted to claim that the drugs were for personal use, telling officers “It’s my weekly supply”.
However, upon appearing at Chester Crown Court on Monday 12 July he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine).
Following his sentencing Sergeant David Christmas, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “I welcome the sentence handed to Bloor and I hope that his conviction sends out a warning to other dealers planning to target the Northwich area.
“His arrest came about as part of an ongoing crackdown on county lines drug dealing and for this operation, we are using all of the tools available to bring those responsible to justice.
“In this case, while Bloor attempted to claim that the drugs were for personal use, it is clear that he was acting as a dealer, bringing illegal drugs from Liverpool into Northwich to sell on in the area.
“Thankfully, as a result of our work we were able to intercept Bloor and remove more than £2,500 worth of class A drugs from the streets of Northwich.
“Bloor is now behind bars and we will continue to crackdown on county lines dealers coming into our town.”
Chief Inspector Gary Smith, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “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.
“Information from the public is vital for this fight and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug related activity in their community to get in touch.
“You will be listened to and we will investigate the matter.”
You can report suspected drug dealing to Cheshire Constabulary directly by calling 101 or giving the details online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.