Drug dealer snared by po­lice op­er­a­tion will spend years in jail

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A DEALER snared by of­fi­cers as part of a crack­down on drugs in Mac­cles­field has been jailed for four and a half years.

Jay Ma­son, pic­tured, of Tynedale Close, Mac­cles­field, was locked up at Ch­ester Crown Court on Thurs­day (Oc­to­ber 16) after ad­mit­ting to four sep­a­rate charges of pos­sess­ing class A drugs with the in­tent to sup­ply them to oth­ers.

The 22-year-old had pleaded guilty to the charges – which re­lated to co­caine and di­amor­phine – at a hear­ing at the same court on Septem­ber 24.

His ar­rest was part of Mac­cles­field po­lice’s Op­er­a­tion Dres­den, which was launched in Jan­uary to tackle the sup­ply of drugs and crimes linked to drug abuse in the town.

In­spec­tor Steve Grif­fiths, head of Mac­cles­field po­lice, said: “Op­er­a­tion Dres­den con­tin­ues to tar­get drug deal­ers caus­ing mis­ery in our com­mu­ni­ties.

“There will be no let up and this sen­tence is a re­sult of the com­mu­nity and the po­lice work­ing to­gether. Th­ese ef­forts are con­tin­u­ing.”

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