banning orders - County Lines charged and in court

A number of people arrested in a police operation to target “County lines” drug dealing in South Cheshire, have been charged and appeared in court.

Seven people were initially arrested as part of a two-day operation targeting Crewe.

Three men were arrested after officers conducted a search of an address in Gresty Road on Tuesday (June 11).

Two of the men – Thomas Wilson, of Cottesbrook Place, Liverpool, and Barry McWilliams, of Derrington Avenue, Crewe – have since been charged with class A drugs offences.

Wilson, 34, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a class A drug while McWilliams, 37, has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (heroin and cocaine).

The other man who was arrested, a 45-year-old from Crewe, has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

The following day, at around 4pm, three people were arrested at a hotel on Sydney Road after officers acted on information received.

Two men and one woman have since been charged with class A drugs offences.

Aaron Owens, 21, of Finch Lane, Liverpool, and Josh Donnelly, 23, and Amy Wilson, 24, both of Hollow Croft, Stockbridge Village, Knowsley, have each been charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine).

Owens was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Chester Crown Court on Friday July 12.

Donnelly and Wilson were both released on conditional bail and are also set to appear at Chester Crown Court on Friday July 12.

Alexandra Scarlett, 29, of no fixed address, was also arrested in Crewe on Wednesday as part of the investigation.

She has since been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) and one count of possessing criminal property.

Scarlett was remanded in custody and is set to return to Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Monday (June 17).

Thomas Wilson and McWilliams both appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, and were remanded in custody and are set to appear at Chester Crown Court on Thursday July 11.

For information about county lines drug dealing visit www.cheshire.police.uk/about-us/serious-and-organised-crime/county-lines

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