19-Year-Old Preston Man Jailed For Drug Offences; Admitted Leading A Gang

A 19-year-old former Uclan student has been jailed for supplying heroin and crack cocaine as a member of a local gang. The Gang, called County Lines, was in operation between December 2017 and April 2018 and was led by Daniel Olaloko, 19, and Joshua Adams, 24.

Olaloko, of Corporation Street in Preston, was sentenced to seven years at Burnley Crown Court. Previously performing under the name Trigga T, he admitted to supplying drugs in Cumbria.

The court heard how Manchester and London were the centre of the gang’s operations, with Olaloko setting up a sophisticated phone relay system whereby addicts would call a number to place an order for drugs. Olaloko would then direct others in the gang to deliver the drugs to customers.

A spokesman for South Cumbria Drug Squad said; “These men operated as a sophisticated and relentless organised crime group. They targeted vulnerable people to facilitate their illegal activity and used fear and intimidation to operate their business”.

John Nicoll

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