Yeovil county lines sentence

A 20-year-old man has been jailed for involvement in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Yeovil. Seamus Ford, of Eastleigh in Hampshire, was arrested earlier this year. This followed a joint operation between Avon & Somerset Police and the Metropolitan Police. The operation was designed to target a County Lines network which supplied vulnerable people.

Ford was arrested at home, where a phone used to deal the drugs was also found. He admitted to being involved in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Yeovil, between 7 January and 2 February of this year.

He was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court this week to 28 months in jail.

Investigating officer PC Mark Owen said: “We’re committed to making our area a hostile one for drug dealers and we want to hear from our communities about any suspicions they may have about drug-dealing in their area. If you’re concerned about drug-related crime happening within your community, or are worried for a young person, friend or family member who may be being exploited, please report it and help protect those at risk of harm. You can call 101 or report to Avon and Somerset Police online. If a crime is in progress, always call 999. Alternatively, if you wish to report and remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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