Jamie Burrell, instrumental in distributing Class A drugs from London to Worthing, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Burrell was apprehended with a firearm, ammunition, cash, and around 500 packets of heroin and crack cocaine following a police raid at his residence in Vibart Gardens, Lambeth, on 25 October.
This arrest was part of an investigation into the ‘MP’ County Drug Line, responsible for circulating crack cocaine and heroin in the Worthing area.
27-year-old Burrell, with a prior conviction for firearm and ammunition possession, confessed to being the operator of this drug line at the time of his arrest.
He faced multiple charges, to which he pleaded guilty, including:
- Involvement in the supply of crack cocaine
- Involvement in the supply of heroin
- Possession with intent to supply crack cocaine
- Possession with intent to supply heroin
- Possession of a short firearm (less than 60cm in total length, with a barrel less than 30cm)
- Lifetime ban violation for firearm possession
- Possession of ammunition without a certificate
- Lifetime ban violation for ammunition possession
Burrell was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, 15 December, receiving a total of 11 years’ imprisonment.
Investigating officer, PC Dave Oliver, said: “Burrell was proven to have played a major role in the illegal supply of Class A drugs from London to Worthing.
“This significant conviction should serve as a warning to others that this sort of criminal activity will absolutely not be tolerated, and we will continue to disrupt those who attempt to distribute drugs and cause harm to our communities in Sussex.”