County Lines drug dealer caught in Redditch is behind bars - The Redditch Standard

County Lines drug dealer caught in Redditch is behind bars

Redditch Editorial 22nd Jan, 2024   0

A COUNTY lines drug dealer who was caught in Redditch is behind bars awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to several charges at Kidderminster Magistrates Court.

Pharze Atkinson-Scott, 22, of Turnpike Close, Birmingham pled guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply heroin, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, assault of an emergency worker, possession of cannabis and obstructing the police by giving false details.

Atkinson-Scott was stopped at Sainsbury’s petrol station in Redditch by local officers on January 16 where he was found in possession of a high quantity of crack cocaine, heroin, and a smaller amount of cannabis.

More than £200 cash was found on him and three mobile phones linked to County Lines drug dealing.

A further search in custody found he had more class A drugs concealed in his body.

A struggle occurred where he assaulted an officer.

Det Insp Colin Berry of North Worcestershire Proactive CID said: “Due to the amount of cash recovered, a mobile phone linked to the drug line he works for and a great investigation by the Kidderminster County Line Drugs Team, he was charged with several offences.

“During his arrest and custody procedure he assaulted officers and provided false details to try and disguise his true identity, so he was further charged for those offences.”

Atkinson-Scott was remanded in custody ahead of appearing before magistrates last Thursday where he pleaded guilty.

He was remanded to face sentencing at Worcester Crown Court at a date to be fixed.

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