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A drug dealer from Rhyl has been jailed for his part in a cross-border ring between North Wales and Merseyside.
Paul Davies was one of five people convicted after detectives from both areas smashed their operation following a seven-month investigation last year. Merseyside Police said the gang ”blighted communities” and ”profited heavily” from selling class A drugs.
Davies (43), from Rhodfa’r Gorllewin, was sentenced to seven years and two months for conspiring to supply cocaine and heroin and possessing cocaine and amphetamine with intent to supply. He had been given drugs mixed on Merseyside for onward supply to others.
Among the other men convicted:
- Paul Childes (30) from Holyhead was jailed for three years for conspiring to supply heroin and also given another three years for a robbery, which took place while he was on bail for the drugs charges.
- Delwyn Billington (39) from Bangor received three years and three months in prison for conspiring to supply heroin and two counts of producing cannabis.
- Michele Mills (50) from Halewood, Knowsley, was sentenced to five years and four months for conspiring to supply cocaine and heroin.
- The ringleader, Michael Cheaveau (29) from Litherland, Sefton, was already serving five years and two months for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. His sentence was extended by a further year.
After sentencing at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, Detective Chief Inspector Andy O’Connor said: “This conspiracy involved the mixing of drugs in Merseyside for supply to the North Wales area. This group have blighted communities in Merseyside and North Wales, profiting heavily from the sales of drugs…the clear message today is that, if you are involved in the supply of illegal drugs, you will be arrested and put before the courts.”