Jailed: Drug dealer caught with more than 100 wraps of heroin in Telford

By Rory Smith | Telford | Crime | Published:

A county lines drug dealer that was stopped in Telford with more than 100 wraps of heroin has been jailed.

Mohammed Sohil

Last month Mohammed Sohil was stopped by police between junctions five and six on the M54 near Hollinswood where he was found with more than 100 wraps of heroin.

West Mercia Police said three mobile phones were also seized from the vehicle.

The 21-year-old from Fairway Road in Oldbury was sentenced to two years and four months in prison at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday.

Sohil pleaded guilty to drug offences and police believe he was travelling into Telford to deal drugs as part of a county lines drugs network.

Detective Sergeant Jon Taylor leads a team dedicated to tackling county lines drug supply across Telford & Wrekin.

"County lines drug supply sees dealers use a dedicated phone line for drug users to order their drugs with the main dealers often orchestrating the network from elsewhere in the country, usually but not always, larger towns and cities," he said.

"Our priority is making our communities even safer and we will do all we can to target those involved in the supply of drugs and county lines.

"On a daily basis we are taking action to tackle county lines with focused operations taking place throughout the year to relentlessly pursue those involved.

"However, enforcement alone cannot tackle the issue and it is important we work together with our partners and local communities to raise awareness and educate people around what they can do if they suspect someone is involved."

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.


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