Two women have been jailed for more than five years for their part in county lines drug dealing in Loughborough.
Lisa Hutchinson and Pauline Smith, who are both in their 40’s were sentenced on Friday at Leicester Crown Court.
The pair were arrested as part of Leicestershire Polices’s Operation Lionheart.
The court heard both women were dealers for a county line operating in Loughborough town and were involved in selling cocaine and heroin following the set-up of deals through a dedicated phone number.
Hutchinson (pictured on the left above) was jailed for three years after admitting six offences.
At a previous court appearance, the 43-year-old pleaded guilty to permitting the use of her premises for the supply of class A drugs after she allowed a previous address in Loughborough, to be used as a base for the sale of cocaine and heroin last year.
She also admitted to three counts of supplying class A drugs from her address and two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs after heroin was sold by other dealers from her home.
Smith (pictured on right above) was jailed for two years and four months after previously admitting seven counts of supplying class A drugs.
The 44-year-old sold cocaine and heroin on the streets of Loughborough on four different dates.