Drug dealer whose activity ‘brought misery’ to Northwich is jailed

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A MAN has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to drug dealing offences which ‘brought misery’ to Northwich.

Ashley Evans, of Lilac Drive, Northwich, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, September 9, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

He was also fined £190.

The court heard how the 38-year-old’s DNA was found on 44 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin found during a search.

On January 30, Evans was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

When he was arrested, a mobile phone was seized and further work was completed.

The work shows that the phone had been used to facilitate the supply of the drugs.

Sergeant David Christmas said: “I welcome the sentence handed down by the courts and believe it sends a clear message that illegal drug activity has no place in Northwich.

“Evans was known locally as a prolific street dealer and I know that his activity brought misery to the town.

“This sentence shows we will not stop when targeting drugs in our communities and we will continue with our work in making the area a safer place to live and visit.”

If you are experiencing suspected drug dealing in your area, you can contact Cheshire Constabulary directly by calling 101 or giving the details online via cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.