Major drugs dealer jailed

A DRUG dealer who was one of the main suppliers in Lancaster and Morecambe has been jailed for four and a half years.

David Owen, 28, from Liverpool, was behind an organised gang selling class A drugs on the streets of the two towns.

Following his arrest in February, he appeared before Lancaster Crown Court yesterday (Weds) where he pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine and supplying cocaine. He was jailed for four years and six months.

Detective Inspector Neil Drummond, Lancaster police, said: “For many years, Owen was one of the main suppliers of Class A drugs into Lancaster and Morecambe from Merseyside.

“This sentence is an excellent result, which has taken the main member of an organised gang off our streets for a number of years. The key to dismantling this gang was to remove the principle player and a number of other drug dealers in the ring have also been put before the courts.

“Drug dealing blights our communities and will not be tolerated. I would urge anyone who has information or concerns about drugs in their neighbourhood to contact us so that we can take action.”