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County lines drug dealer jailed for almost four years

Allan Kinsella

A COUNTY lines dealer who was driven to Workington so he could peddle heroin and pay off a large drug debt has been jailed for almost four years.

Allan Kinsella, 41, ran up several thousand pounds of arrears with Liverpool crooks after becoming hooked on cocaine.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how Kinsella was subsequently driven to his mother’s Merseyside address to collect a bag and belongings, before being transported to Workington and provided with a consignment of heroin for sale.

On August 14, police executed a warrant at an address in the town’s Westfield Drive and found Kinsella in a spare room. Officers also located around £1,100 worth of heroin – most in the form of around 100 ready-packaged street deal wraps, and almost £1,000 cash.

“This is a business transaction across county lines, importing drugs from Merseyside,” prosecutor Francis McEntee told the court this morning (MON).

Kinsella, of Greenway Road, Birkenhead, admitted possession heroin with intent to supply, and simple possession of cocaine, and was jailed for 45 months by Judge David Potter.

The court heard Kinsella had become drug-free while remanded in custody, and intended to steer clear of illicit substances when eventually released.

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