Wolverhampton man running County Lines crack cocaine and heroin operation jailed
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A drug dealer who was running a County Lines operation from Wolverhampton supplying crack cocaine and heroin to users in a Staffordshire town has been jailed for eight years.
Jaydeep Neta operated a County Lines drugs line known as the ‘J’ line. It was active in Burton upon Trent where runners from Wolverhampton sold crack cocaine and heroin.
Neta, who used to live in Wolverhampton, was co-ordinating the operation via the line phone at his home address in Charlton, London, between March and June 2022.
County Lines Task Force officers executed a warrant at Neta’s London home on 1 June 2022 with assistance from the Met Police’s Trilogy East team and found him in bed with the line phone in his room.
The 25-year-old initially stated in interview that the phone was ‘nothing to do with him’ but a comprehensive investigation from officers from the County Lines Task Force Team was able to attribute the use of the phone to Neta for the three month period.
He was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for eight years after being convicted at trial to the charge of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
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Sergeant Robert Moir, Force CID County Lines Investigation Supervisor, said: “Neta was operating the operation using ‘runners’ from Wolverhampton to sell drugs in Burton. He thought he could run the operation from his London address without getting caught but he was sadly mistaken.
“Linking up with colleagues from the Met Police we arrested him and after a thorough and skilled investigation we were be able to prove he was running the ‘J’ line.
“County Lines drug dealers target the most vulnerable and they are responsible for ruining lives and blighting communities. We are pleased Neta has been taken off our streets and is now serving time behind bars.”
People with information about County Lines drug dealing should contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55111.”