Two men have been jailed for more than 13 years in total for dealing drugs in Chester.
Daniel Meredith, 31, of Blacon Point Road, Chester, was jailed for eight and a half years at Chester Crown Court on Friday 26 October for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, heroin and cocaine, and possession with intent to supply class B drugs, cannabis.
Steven Anstey, 51, of Nevin Road, Chester, was jailed for five years at the same court a month earlier for possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine, and assaulting a police officer.
Meredith was supplying local drug dealers in the Blacon area of Chester with heroin and cocaine brought over from Liverpool.
He was caught after Anstey was stop searched by officers on April 21, 2017, and found to have 37 deals of heroin and 26 of crack cocaine and a phone seized by police was linked to Meredith.
Whilst on bail for the first offence Anstey was stopped again and found with 15 bags of heroin and two of crack cocaine and assaulted a police officer during his arrest.
On August 2, 2017 Meredith was stopped by police in the Mersey tunnel and found with four ounces of cannabis and £995 in cash. His mobile phone was seized and a number of messages related to drug dealing were found on his phone including messages to Anstey, confirming that Meredith was supplying him with drugs to sell on.
Detective Inspector Andy Smith said: “Meredith was responsible for a large amount of the supply of drugs into Blacon and he used street dealers to do his dirty work.
“Drugs cause misery for communities across the country and the sentence Meredith and Anstey have received reflects the seriousness of supplying them.”