221 years in prison for drug dealers following huge Northamptonshire Police County Lines covert operation

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A large-scale covert operation has achieved 72 convictions with 221 years of combined jail time and a number of County Lines completely decimated. 

In recent years, drug dealing across this county had become so well-organised that typical methods of police investigation and surveillance had proven fruitless, and in time, detectives came to discover an underworld so enigmatic that drug addicts were vetted before they were able to gain access to the drugs they needed.

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So Northamptonshire Police adapted, and at the beginning of 2019, a covert operation was launched in an effort to infiltrate both County Lines and local drug dealing gangs across Northamptonshire.

In time, officers gained access to a secretive criminal network which unearthed the true nature of these drug dealing gangs – where vulnerable children as young as 14 were used to sell drugs while the people at the top took none of the risks and simply sat in their homes counting their money.

The evidence these officers collected over time allowed detectives to build investigations against these drug dealing gangs, which ultimately led to numerous warrants being executed simultaneously across London, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Northamptonshire at the end of 2019. Multiple arrests and charges followed.

Now, the operation is coming to a close with eighteen County Lines destroyed, twelve local drugs lines destroyed, 72 convictions secured and a combined total of more than 221 years in prison.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, said: “We have always been clear as a Force that it is the people at the top of these drug dealing gangs who we want to target. And this operation has done exactly that, leaving no stone unturned from London to Northamptonshire in order to put these people where they belong – behind bars. 

“Drug dealers like Aways Osman, Hussein Jimale, Bruno Borges, Omarni Bernard-Sewell and Levi Bernard truly think they are untouchable. 

“They exploit vulnerable people like children and adults suffering with addiction, and make them take all the risks, while they sit at home counting their money. There is no honour in this.

“Over the past two years we have warned them and their associates directly that one day, we would get them, one day we would come through their door, and one day they would be looking at the inside of a prison cell. 

“Today is that day and I could not be prouder of the exceptional work that has gone into this investigation by a group of detectives, uniformed officers and experienced criminal analysts, who have made this operation their lives for the past two years. 

“Of course our work is never done as there will always be people who think dealing drugs is an acceptable way to make money. But I hope the success of this operation makes our relentlessness to pursue offenders clear and reassures the community. 

“My advice to those drug dealers we haven’t caught yet is to look at the list below – perhaps there are names on there that you recognise. There was a time when like you, their egos allowed them to think that they were beyond our reach. Don’t make the same mistake.” 

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: “To say this was a phenomenal operation, led by DCI Adam Pendlebury, would be a complete understatement. 

“The drive, commitment, determination, creativity, tenacity and relentlessness these detectives have shown here is incredible and I am so very proud of them.” 

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, said: “These results are absolutely fantastic.  

“I know that across Northamptonshire, people are concerned with the drug dealing and related anti-social behaviour that they see in their communities and they want to see it being dealt with robustly.  

“This is a great demonstration of the work being done by Northamptonshire Police to make all of our communities safer and shows that the Force is putting the investments we have made to good use in cracking down on crime.” 

Sentences as of February 1, 2021

Abra Line 

  • Kryon Smye, of St Andrews Street, Northampton, aged 23, eight years and eight months
  • Kelly Nelligan, of Abington Avenue, Northampton, aged 39, two years suspended for two years
  • Samir Mohammed, of Grafton Street, Northampton, aged 20, 20 months suspended for 20 month

 AKI, Bobby Line

  • Jake Moules, of First Avenue, Wolverhampton, aged 23, three years and two months
  • Chris Finch, of Argyle Street, Northampton, aged 30, four years and six months 

 Andy County Line 

  • Kristina Rasnaca, of Semilong Road, Northampton, aged 29, 18 months suspended for 18 months
  • Marcus Lee, of no fixed abode, aged 56, two years and ten months
  • Belal Sesay, of Meakin Estate, London, aged 20, two years and seven months
  • Andrew Bluck, of Alliston Gardens, Northampton, aged 37, two years and five months
  • Robert Stratton, of Alliston Gardens, Northampton, aged 50, two years and seven months

 Dee County Line 

  • Kayon English, of Elmstead Avenue, Wembley, aged 21, five years and seven months 

Fenton Line 

  • Gemma Valentine, of Billing Aquadrome, Northampton, aged 36, two years suspended for two years

 Frank County Line 

  • Darren Anderson, of no fixed abode, aged 50, two years suspended for two years
  • Karl Spear, of no fixed abode, aged 40, 20 months suspended for 20 months
  • David Howe, of no fixed abode, aged 51, four years and ten months 

G&M Line – Birmingham Based 

  • Levi Bernard, of Brackley Avenue, Birmingham, aged 33, seven years
  • Milcho Koroveshovski, of no fixed abode, aged 34, 22 months suspended for 22 months
  • Daniel Jeyes, of no fixed abode, aged 35, 21 months suspended for 21 months
  • Omarni Bernard-Sewell, of no fixed abode, aged 25, seven years
  • Andrew Pettit, of Covington Street, Northampton, aged 40, 18 months suspended for 18 months
  • Nathan Bettles, of Lindsay Avenue, Northampton, aged 31, 22 months suspended for 22 months
  • William Bradshaw, of Adnitt Road, Northampton, aged 39, one year and nine months
  • Chelsea McIntyre, of Brackley Avenue, Birmingham, aged 29, two years suspended for two years

Jimmy County Line – London Based 

  • Lloyd Green, of no fixed abode, aged 34, two years and three months
  • Margaret Stanley, of Greenwood Road, Northampton, aged 46, 22 months suspended for 22 months
  • Callum Sykes, of no fixed abode, aged 24, one year and ten months
  • Karen MacDonald, of Argyle Street, Northampton, aged 44, three years and nine months

 Leo County Line – London Based

  • Aways Osman, of Romford Road, London, aged 28, nine years and six months
  • Donte Charles-Lauder, of West Avenue Road, Walthamstow, aged 23, two years suspended for two years
  • Farhan Ali, of Falmouth Way, Walthamstow, aged 24, five years and six months
  • Hussein Jimale, of Kinsley Close, Dagenham, aged 26, five years and two months
  • Joy Broadbent, of Wantage Road, Northampton, aged 55, two years suspended for two years
  • Dale Edmenson, of Northwood Road, Northampton, aged 42, two years suspended for 2 years
  • Lloyd Green, of no fixed abode, aged 34, two years and three months
  • Robert Allen, of no fixed abode, aged 48, 20 months suspended for 20 months
  • Sandra McKellor, of Campbell Street, Northampton, aged 51, two years and one month
  • Vojtech Boraros, of no fixed abode, aged 35, 22 months suspended for 22 months

 Individual Dealers 

  • Kelly Faulkner, of Purser Road, Northampton, aged 43, two years and 11 months
  • Frantisek Pesta, of no fixed abode, aged 31, six months
  • Lauren Kemp, of Wyberton Low Road, Boston, aged 32, 15 months community order
  • Kelvin Augustine, of Spencer Road, Northampton, aged 35, three years and four months
  • Paul Shaw, of Eastern Avenue North, Northampton, aged 32, two years suspended for two years
  • Tim Harris, of Brook Lane, Northampton, aged 56, three years and two months
  • John Muir, of no fixed abode, aged 41, two years and six months

 LJ County Line 

  • Rashan George, of Half Way Street, Sidcup, aged 21, five years and four months
  • Dionne Dunne, of Park Drive, Northampton, aged 49, two years and four months

 Louise Line 

  • Darren Bason, of Birchfield Road East, Northampton, aged 50, two years and three months
  • Louise Jones, of East Street, Northampton, aged 31, five years and three months

 Mad As Line  

  • Leeroy Hudson, of Adams Avenue, Northampton, aged 18, two years and six months
  • Jerome MacDonald, of Pennycress Place Northampton, aged 31, three years and three months
  • Elliot Tevera, of Nicholls Court, Northampton, aged 18, one year
  • Liam King, of Hopmeadow Court, Northampton, aged 21, two years and four months
  • Harrison Rooney, of Hopmeadow Court, Northampton, aged 22, two years and four months

Marlon County Line – Wolverhampton Based

  • Trey Johnson, of Ashbourne Road, Wolverhampton, aged 25, five years and two months
  • Courtney Glassford, of Deans Road, Wolverhampton, aged 25, five years and ten months

 Marlon County Line

  • Bradley Buchanan, of no fixed abode, aged 33, three years and seven months

OT Line County Line – London Based

  • Vaughan Coe, of no fixed abode, aged 30, one year
  • Jessica Malpas, of no fixed abode, aged 31, 18 month community order
  • Paul Scott, of Campbell Street, Northampton, aged 42, two years suspended for two years
  • William Bradshaw, of Adnitt Road, Northampton, aged 39, one year and nine months
  • Bruno Borges, of Bell Lane, Hendon, aged 24, six years and four months
  • William Leitao, of Widecombe Gardens, Ilford, aged 20, four years and eight months
  • Alexandra Gayle, of Campbell Street, Northampton, aged 40, one year and eight months 

Rocks County Line – London Based

  • Tyrell Taylor, of St Michael’s Road, London, aged 24, four years and ten months
  • Ashan Senior, of Croxford Street, London, aged 19, two years suspended for two years
  • Magloire Bendekila, of Stanley Close, London, aged 24, three years and seven months

 Sam County Line

  • Nathan Leadenham, of Aberdeen Park, London, aged 25, three years and six months

 Skippy Line

  • Simon Skipworth, of Byron Street, Northampton, aged 42, two years and eight months
  • Liam Hodson-Hobday, of Boughton Green Road, Northampton, aged 27, two years and eight months

 T County Line

  • Tevin Forde, of Duckworth Dell, Northampton, aged 26, four years

 Tesco County Line

  • Bob Kisikidi, of Gurney Close, Barking, aged 21, three years and eight months
  • Shayden Mullins, of Victorian Grove, Hackney, aged 19, three years and ten months
  • Kaya Mugugu, of Newton Road, Northampton, aged 19, 21 months suspended for 21 months 

X County Line (London Based)

  • Donell Sanderson, of Sefton Avenue, Harrow, aged 23, three years and two months