A man from Leicester who headed a drugs operation which took orders for drugs via mobile phones has been jailed for 11 years.
Prince Martin-Fullerton sent out text messages advertising he was ‘open and ready for business’.
The 26-year-old would personally transport Class A drugs from the West Midlands and then used runners to sell them on the streets to people who responded to his texts.
He was arrested in Birmingham following a police raid last September. The police found £160,000 worth of drugs stashed away in rented houses.
However, this didn’t stop him as he brazenly continued running his drugs operation even after being arrested.
Martin-Fullerton denied all the charges in court, but he was convicted following a two-and-a-half week trial in Birmingham Crown Court and sentenced to 11 years behind bars.
Detective Constable Richard Grierson said: “The jury saw right through his lies and he will now have to serve a considerable time in prison.”
Along with him, a number of his gang members were also convicted with sentences ranging from two to ten years.
Detective Grierson continued: “We need people to be our eyes and ears to help eradicate drug-dealing in our local communities.”
If you have information about people you believe are dealing drugs, please call the Police on 101 or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.