Police uncovered major drug supply operation worth almost £100,000 when they raided dealer's house on York Road in Leeds

A drug dealer who was involved in a Class A drug supply operation believed to be worth almost £100,000 has been jailed for three and a half years.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:45 pm

West Yorkshire Police officers found weapons, a fake handgun, cannabis plants and drug dealing equipment containing traces of heroin and crack cocaine when they searched the property on York Road.

Leeds Crown Court heard officers arrested Bobby Lee from the property during the raid in October 2018.

Ashleigh Metcalfe, prosecuting, said two phones were recovered from the property which had received over 12,000 calls during a three-month period.

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Leeds drug dealer Bobby Lee was jailed for three and a half years.

Ms Metcalfe said the large volume of calls - around 125 a day - indicated that they had been used to operate a highly successful drug supply operation.

The phones contained messages referring the the supply of class A drugs and making "fast drops."

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Ten cannabis plants were recovered which were capable of producing around £5,000 worth of the class B drug.

Scales, latex gloves and grip seal bags were also found and contained traces of heroin and crack cocaine.

The prosecutor said: "Having weapons in the property afforded protection for those dealing in drugs.

Experts calculated that around 8kg of class A drugs had been supplied during the operation, based on the number of calls to the phones.

Lee, 23, of York Road, Leeds, pleaded guilty to two count sof offering to supply a class A drug, production of cannabis and possession of a class B and C drug.

Michael Walsh, mitigating, said Lee became involved with more sophisticated criminals to fund his own addiction to crack cocaine.

Recorder David Brooke QC said the offending was too serious to impose anything but a substantial prison sentence.