Man in Runcorn sentenced to 7 years for firearm and drug offences
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A 27-year-old man has been jailed for firearm and drug offences.
Jordan Ferns, previously of Sycamore Road in Runcorn, was found in possession of a firearm after police executed a warrant at a property on Dover Close in Murdishaw.
He was sentenced to seven years at Chester Crown Court on Friday 23 April after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm and being concerned in the supply of heroin.
Police searched the loft and found the shot gun, along with over 30 wraps of heroin, inside a blue rucksack after they raided the address on Wednesday 27 November 2019.
Following forensic analysis Ferns DNA was found on the trigger of the firearm. He was brought into custody where he answered no comment to all questions put to him.
Acting Sergeant Phil Brown, of Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: “Ferns admitted to serious offences including the supply of a class A drug which has a detrimental impact on vulnerable people and those who live in the local community.
“After seizing the shot gun it was forensically examined and found to be directly linked to Ferns after his DNA was on the trigger of the firearm.
“By acting on information we have taken a dangerous viable firearm out of circulation and protected those within our community by preventing it from being used or being put into the wrong hands.”