Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Operational Support Group arrested two people after raiding an address in Watford town centre, following a long running investigation into the supply of drugs in the town. Officers seized crack cocaine worth more than £4,000 during the operation, along with mobile phones believed to be used in the supply of drugs.
The man and woman both appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday 8 March.
Justin Hawkes, aged 46, of no fixed address was sentenced to seven years for the supply of class A drugs (crack cocaine). Rebecca Prowse, aged 33, of Brindle Court, Watford, received a two year prison sentence suspended for two years, a rehabilitation activity order and a nine-month drug referral order for the supply of class A drugs (crack cocaine).
PC Hunni Glanville, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Operational Support Group, said: “Vulnerable people are often the ones who suffer the most being drawn into criminal activities, drugs and even sexual exploitation.
“Our operations are making a significant impact on the county lines network operating in Hertfordshire and we will continue to disrupt gang activity and stop the supply of drugs into our towns.”