[T]wo members of a London Organised Crime Group and a Barrow drug dealer have been sent to prison after being targeted by the South Cumbria Drugs Unit.
The following appeared at Preston Crown Court today (March 8th) after previously pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs:
Karen McCullough, 40, of Rawlinson Street, Barrow, was sentenced to 10 months in prison;
Lyndon Koroma, 19, of Dodson Street, Southwark, London, was sentenced to 5 years in prison (he was handed 3 years for the above crime, and an extra 2 years for another offence);
John Rogers, 20, of Hawkstone Road, Southwark, London, was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison.
McCullough was arrested on December 9th 2017 after carrying out a street deal near her home address.
Immediately after she was detained, officers searched her home address and located Koroma and Rogers, who were found to be in possession of a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine street deals.
They also had with them a substantial amount of money, which the drug unit believed was drug supply profits. Two large knifes were recovered from the address.
A spokespersons for South Cumbria Drug Squad said: “Unfortunately, these types of Organised Crime Groups continue to target the South Furness area. They target vulnerable people in the community and exploit people for their own gain.
“On this occasion they have travelled hundreds of miles to set up a drug supply network in the town.
“The drug squad is actively targeting gangs such as these and we will use all powers open to us to make sure they are placed in front of the courts and dealt with for their roles in these criminal enterprises.”
Anyone with information about the supply of drugs is encouraged to report their concerns to Cumbria Police via 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.