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Woman jailed following county lines drug stop near Northwich

A woman who was caught transporting class A drugs from Liverpool into Northwich has been jailed.

Kelly Munn appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 5 August where she was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment.

The 34-year-old, of Anfield Road, Liverpool, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine).

On Monday 5 July officers from Northwich Local Policing Unit (LPU) stopped a white Kia Rio on the A556 near Northwich.

Munn, who was driving the vehicle, was initially arrested on suspicion of a driving offence. However, while searching her officers discovered she was concealing a large quantity of illegal drugs.

In total officers recovered 186 wraps of heroin and 311 wraps of crack cocaine, which had a total value of almost £5,000.

During subsequent enquiries officers discovered that Munn had been staying at a hotel in Northwich while transporting drugs from Liverpool into the town.

Following today’s sentencing Detective Constable Claire Heatley, of Northwich Pro-active team, said: “This case forms part of our ongoing crackdown on county lines drug dealing and I hope it acts as a warning to other who are looking to target the Northwich area.

“During our enquiries it was clear that Munn was trying to establish herself as a dealer in the Northwich area. She had set up a base at a hotel in the town and was linked in with a number of local drug users.

“Thankfully, as a result of our work we were able to intercept Munn and almost £5,000 worth of class A drugs, which were destined from the streets of Northwich.”

Chief Inspector Gary Smith, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “Illegal drugs have a huge detrimental impact and we are committed to doing all we can to remove those involved in the supply of such drugs from our communities.

“Information from the public is vital and I urge anyone with any information about suspected drug related activity in their community to get in touch.

“You will be listened to and we will investigate the matter.”

You can report suspected drug dealing to Cheshire Constabulary directly by calling 101 or giving the details online via the Cheshire Police website.