Two teens with machete peddled crack cocaine and heroin in Great Yarmouth
PUBLISHED: 13:24 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 18 April 2018
A judge warned that the carrying of weapons added to the gravity of any drug dealing offences after two men admitted their role in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Norfolk.
Jordon Hunte-Anson, 18, of Bloomfield Avenue, Luton, admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and possession of a knife on March 20.
Denzel Maposa, aged 19, from Bromley Gardens, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, also pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug on March 20.
They were arrested in Devonshire Road, Great Yarmouth, as part of a Norfolk police week of action against county line drug networks in Norwich and Great Yarmouth in which gangs use runners to traffic drugs using dedicated mobile phones or “lines”.
Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said that Maposa had also admitted a charge of possessing a machete at the magistrates court and he said that this offence had been committed to the crown court for sentence.
Judge Anthony Bate adjourned both cases for reports and sentencing will take place on May 30.
However Judge Bate commented: “These are serious matters.”
He warned that the carrying of weapons “adds to the gravity” of the offences. and told them to expect custodial sentences.
The operation was co-ordinated by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) with officers from Norfolk police, the regional disruption team, the National Crime Agency, and other partners.
During the operation drugs, cash and a machete were seized and 11 arrests were made.
ERSOU Det Supt Bernie Morgan said at the time that police were committed to taking strong action against county lines and said they would continue to ensure their response was “robust”.
■ Anyone with information about drugs activity should contact 101. Information can also be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.