Five people have been handed prison sentences for Class A drug offences as part of an on-going drive to tackle gang-related violence in Northamptonshire.
Myron Hyllam, 27, from Lambeth, London and Taylor Tyrell, 20, of no fixed abode, were sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, 13 June.
The pair were stopped by police officers in Raeburn Road, Northampton, on December 11 last year, and found to be in possession of almost £2,000 worth of Class A drugs.
It is believed they had spent the day driving around the town dealing drugs.
They were convicted of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of criminal property (cash) and possession of cannabis.
Hyllam was sentenced to six years and Tyrell, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to three years.
A further three people were sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, 14 June, for drug related offences.
Fabien McGarity-Carter, 20, Mohammed Din, 37, and Donna Connolly, 36, from Wellingborough, each pleaded guilty to Class A drug offences after being arrested at an address in Wellingborough by officers who executed a warrant on 12 January this year.
McGarity-Carter was handed a four year sentence, Din a three year sentence and Connolly four months.
Detective Sergeant Danny Gasson, from Operation Worcester, said: “We are working hard to tackle those people involved in drug dealing and ?hope these convictions send out a strong message that this activity is not tolerated in Northamptonshire.
“Targeting those people involved in gang-related crime is a priority for us and the Operation Worcester team will continue to tackle those people involved in drugs and violence in our county.
“Anyone with any information about those people involved in drug or gang related crimes can contact us on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Information about gang-related crime, signs to look out for and how to access support, is available online at northants.police.uk or by calling police on 101.