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Merseyside man trafficked drugs into Cumbria

Anthony Nurse
Anthony Nurse

A Merseyside man who was trafficking drugs into Barrow by train has been jailed.

Anthony Nurse, 22, of Hurstlyn Road, Liverpool, was sentenced today (April 5th) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) and two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs between the 27th January 2017 and the 25th February 2017.

He was handed 3 years and 4 months behind bars by a Preston Crown Court judge.

As a result of an pro-active operation led by South Cumbria Area Drug Squad, police were able to show the drug supplier was travelling from Merseyside to Ulverston and Barrow by train, several times throughout January and February.

Police believe that on each occasion he was travelling between the locations to transport drugs to South Cumbria.

Officers arrested Nurse on February 24th 2017, as he got off a train at Ulverston.

Drugs nurseHe was in possession of a cannabis grinder, and a further search in custody found he had concealed 6 large individual wraps of brown powder and 15 wraps of a solid white substance internally.

These were confirmed to be heroin and crack cocaine, worth a street value of approximately £1,000.

A Cumbria Police spokesperson, said: “Nurse clearly thought he would go unnoticed if he used the rail network to transport Class A drugs, but his sentence today demonstrates that no matter how you get here, if you are supplying drugs in Cumbria, we will be ensure you end up before the courts.”

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