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Merseyside man charged in county lines investigation

Carlisle Crown Court

A man from Merseyside has become the latest to be charged as part of an investigation into an alleged county lines drug supply network.

Roy Hickman, 34, of Churchdown Road, Liverpool, was arrested last week as part of an operation carried out by the North Cumbria Drugs Squad, spanning a number of months.

He was charged with conspiring to supply a class A drug, as well as drug driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

Hickman appeared before Carlisle’s magistrates’ court on Saturday before an appearance before Carlisle Crown Court today.

His case has been linked to the cases of nine other men – from north Cumbria and Merseyside – accused of involvement in an alleged county lines drugs supply plot.

The cases were adjourned until February 1, when they will be heard again at the city’s crown court.

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