Jail for man controlling ‘active’ drug line in Cambridge
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A man controlling the ‘active’ drug line in Cambridge has been jailed for more than four years.
Daniel Bari has been convicted of supplying class A drugs including crack cocaine and heroin across the city between September and December last year (2021).
Police initially arrested the 23-year-old in Roseford Road in September for a separate offence when they seized his phone.
His phone was later linked to the ‘active’ drugs line and a package of crack cocaine and heroin found in a nearby vehicle had his fingerprints on.
Bari was arrested a second time in October and two mobile phones were found next to where he was lying in bed and £515 in cash was stashed in his shorts.
At Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (20 June), Bari, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to four years and four months in prison after previously pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
Detective Constable Jacob Reeves, who investigated, said: “Bari was responsible for facilitating the sale of significant quantities of class A drugs in Cambridge.
“Using phone data, we were able to link Bari with the ‘active’ line.
“County lines dealers prey on the vulnerabilities of others in order to run their business and make money.
“The force is dedicated to disrupting these lines and bringing people like Bari responsible, before the courts in order to make our communities a safer place to be.”