Jailed for supply of drugs to Bridgwater

A 26-year-old man was jailed this week for his role in so-called “county lines” drug supply in Bridgwater. Kwesi Williams of Wandsworth, London was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Wednesday (23 February). He admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis in April and May 2021. Judge Paul Cook noted police had seized crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis. They’d also found mobile phones, cash and cutting agents at two London addresses linked to Williams.

He was jailed for five years and 30 weeks for the heroin and crack cocaine charges. He was given a further three years, to be served concurrently, for the cannabis charge. After taking into account time spent in custody on remand, his final sentence was four years and 10 months.

Williams was caught following a joint operation between the Metropolitan Police and Avon & Somerset Police. DS Jonathan Atkin said: “County lines continues to be a significant national problem. It often involves the exploitation of vulnerable individuals to perpetuate the supply of illegal drugs which cause harm to our communities.

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