Drugs network county lines disrupted

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Another drugs line has been disrupted following a large scale police investigation into county lines.

On Tuesday 3 September, two members of a drugs gang were convicted at Truro Crown Court.

In a trial which lasted three and a half weeks, John Griffin aged 56 from Bodmin and Shanice Morrison aged 28 from Tottenham in London, were found guilty for their part in conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

The pair were part of a wider drugs network that saw thousands of pounds worth of drugs transported from London to Cornwall.

The court heard how Griffin allowed his property to be used by conspirators before becoming proactively involved himself. In February 2018, officers carrying out a search warrant of Griffin’s home found cash, drug paraphernalia and Class A drugs with a street value of £1290.

Griffin and Morrison will be sentenced in October along with five other people who before the trial, had admitted conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin. They are Londoners Amari Orgill, aged 22, Connell Bruce, aged 31, Timon Davis-Blake, aged 20, Antoinette Bourne, aged 28 and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Co-defendants Irene Sampson, aged 65 from St Dennis in Cornwall and Darren Bruce aged 50 from London, were both cleared of conspiracy to supply and modern slavery charges.

Michael Rowe, aged 32 from Newquay was cleared of conspiracy to supply.

The jury failed to reach a verdict on the case of defendant Jerome Douglas, aged 33 from London, who will face a retrial next year.

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