A West Midlands based drug dealer who ran a criminal enterprise supplying class A drugs across Huntingdonshire has been jailed.
Neighbourhood officers arrested 32-year-old Ricci Walker in Maryland Avenue, Huntingdon, on 24 September 2021.
It followed investigations which revealed he was operating the ‘Ghost’ drug line, dealing cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin throughout Huntingdon from the West Midlands.
Before his arrest, Walker threw a package of drugs out of the upstairs window and proclaimed his innocence as a rapper.
More than £3,000 in cash was seized along with two mobile phones. Officers also recovered the package which contained two bundles of cocaine worth more than £3,000.
At Coventry Crown Court on 16 June, Walker, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 14 years and six months in prison after previously pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of cannabis in Cambridgeshire as well as conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in West Midlands.
PC Harvey Noble, from the Huntingdonshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have taken out a drugs line in Huntingdonshire, not only removing the dealers from the street but also their drugs.
“County lines dealers prey on the vulnerabilities of others in order to run their business and make money. We recognise the impact they have on our communities and will continue to put them before the courts to make the county a safer place.”
If you suspect drug dealing is taking place, contact Cambs Police online www.cambs.police.uk/report
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