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Posted on 14:08:00 on 8th February 2019
Kendal

Stephen Ayrey and Billy Johnson

Billy Johnson, 27, from Reginald Street, Manchester, was sentenced to 3 years 9 months for the possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, driving dangerously and handling stolen goods.

Stephen Ayrey, 26, from The Gardens, Manchester, was sentenced to 3 years 4 months for the possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and handling stolen goods.

On December 7th 2018 officers carried out a stop and search on a vehicle in the Kendal area, when officers approached the vehicle the occupants attempted to drive off, colliding with the police car and other parked cars, and narrowly missing officers and a cyclist as the car left the area into the direction of town centre of Kendal.

The vehicle was followed and located in Gillingate, Kendal. Officers later located and arrested Johnson and Ayrey in the area.

A drugs police dog searched the area they were located and found Class A drugs hidden in a wall.

 

Police Constable Christopher Appleyard said:

 

“Today’s sentencing sends a clear message to those considering becoming involved in county line drug dealing; Kendal is not a soft touch, we will catch you, you will go to jail.

 

“We will continue to proactively target county lines drugs networks and take action against those suspected of bringing drugs into Cumbria.

 

“We would urge anyone with information on drug supply to contact us on 101.”

 

Alternatively, the public can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, to report a crime anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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