TWO drug dealers have been jailed after £10,000 of heroin and crack cocaine was seized during police raids.

Search warrants were executed at address on St Elphin’s Close in Howley and Sidings Court in Fairfield on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 19.

Officers discovered a ‘large amount’ of the class A drugs and £5,000 cash inside the former property, the home of 27-year-old Kingsley Molyneux.

Warrington Guardian:

More drugs and mobile phones were taken from the latter flat, off Manchester Road, with the heroin and crack cocaine packaged up for onward supply.

Analysis of the phones showed messages indicating drug activity between Molyneux and 25-year-old Declan Jenks, who was then arrested at his home on Alder Lane in Orford.

Warrington Guardian:

The pair appeared before Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, July 10.

Molyneux was jailed for four years and 10 months after admitting possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article in a public place, driving without a licence and driving without insurance over a separate incident in October last year - during which he was pulled over in his Volvo V50 on Farrell Street in Howley, and caught carrying a Stanley knife.

Jenks, 25, was handed three years and 10 months behind bars after admitting conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Detective sergeant Tom Hall said: “Both Molyneux and Jenks were heavily involved in the supply of class A drugs.

“The warrants prevented large amounts of crack cocaine and heroin being sold in the town, and the money Molyneux was profiting from it being seized.

“This shows our commitment in disrupting those engaged in the supply of drugs and protecting our community.

“I want to encourage the public to keep reporting drug activity so we can continue to take action and put more dealers behind bars.”

Cheshire police and crime commissioner David Keane said: “I know officers work tirelessly to stop those who supply and profit from drug activity and the sentencing of these two men has certainly made Warrington much safer.

“The local community providing information to officers is vital in helping to thwart drug activity and serious and organised crime.”