Five charged as part of county lines drug dealing investigation

News / November 29

Warrants were carried out in Merseyside and Dorset

Five men have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs as part of an ongoing South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) investigation into county lines drug dealing in Dorset.

SW ROCU officers, supported by colleagues from Dorset and Merseyside Police, carried out warrants on Tuesday (November 27) at three addresses in Bournemouth and five in the Merseyside area.

A stun gun, crossbow, three vehicles, several thousand pounds in cash, and suspected class A drugs were all seized as part of the operation.

Thomas Garcia, 25, from Blackdown Grove, St Helens; James Brown, 30, from Centenary Close, Liverpool; Sean Garcia, 29, from Osbourne Road, Liverpool; David Murphy, 33, from Stranraer Road, Wigan; and Olatunde Ademuyiwa, 30, from Duncan Street, Liverpool have all been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs and remanded in custody.  A 33-year-old man from Eastham, Wirrall, was arrested on suspicion of the same offence and has been released under investigation.

A 48-year-old woman and 40-year-old man from West Howe, Bournemouth, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A and have been released under investigation.