County lines dealer jailed - The Stratford Observer
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19th Aug, 2022

County lines dealer jailed

A BIG city drug dealer has been jailed after being arrested in Stratford.

Abdul Rahman from Leicester, appeared at Warwick Crown Court where he was sentenced to two years in prison.

The 19-year-old had previously pleaded guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine and two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin.

He was arrested following a drugs raid at an address in Carew Close in December as part of ‘Operation Cerberus’ – aimed at tackling county lines operations where highly-organised city gangs target rural areas to supply drugs.

Rahman was arrested with two others. They were released under investigation but Rahman was charged and remanded in custody before first appearing at court in July.

Sgt Simon Ryan said: “The misery drugs bring is well known, not just to those who take them but those around them and the local community.

“Operation Cerberus has had a huge impact on the lines of drugs coming into the town from larger cities and I hope today’s sentence shows that we won’t tolerate drug dealing in our town and will proactively target those we believe to be involved, utilising the powers we have to make sure their activity is disrupted.

“We are committed to making Stratford as hostile as possible for people to deal drugs. This is an ongoing battle and the support of public is vital in helping us ensure we keep Stratford a safe place in which to live.”

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