Merseyside Police can confirm that five men have been sentenced to a total of 27 years and six months in prison following phase two of a drug supply conspiracy operation in Merseyside.
The investigation centred on the supply of Class A and B drugs by a crime group operating in South Sefton between June 2018 and June 2019. Drugs with a street value of up to £120,000 were seized, in addition to significant quantities of mixing agents and cash totalling around £14,000.
All eight pleaded guilty and were sentenced on Thursday 12 March 2020.
They are as follows:
26-year-old Luke Walsh of Cumpsty Road in Litherland was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
21-year-old Ryan Boorne of Overton Close, Kirkby was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
36-year-old David Cunningham of Brownmoor Lane in Crosby was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
19-year-old Thomas Beverage of Outer Forum in Norris Green was sentenced to three and six month in prison for conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and possession of mobile phones in prison.
47-year-old James Senior of Daley Road in Litherland was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
32-year-old Thomas Maloney of Hawthorne Road in Bootle as sentenced to 18 months suspended sentence for conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.
22-year-old Thomas Clucas of Benedict Street in Bootle was sentenced to 18 months suspended sentence for conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.
A 16-year-old boy from Crewe, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to 18 months suspended sentence for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
Speaking after the sentences, Superintendent Graeme Robson, Area Commander for Sefton said: “This investigation is the second phase of major work we carried out to deal with a crime group who have caused significant threat and harm to the people of Sefton and beyond. As the video footage shows, they were blasé enough to gain access to local sheltered accommodation, and purchased items for their criminal business locally.”
“Drug supply causes so much misery in our communities, so Merseyside Police will continue to target and dismantle organised crime groups at all levels, protecting those communities affected and making the streets hostile places for criminals to operate."
Anyone with information on suspected drug supply or storage in their area is encouraged to contact Merseyside Police @MerPolCC, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also make a report online at https://crowd.in/c0t4qo.