Two people have been jailed for class A drug offences after they were arrested in Welwyn Garden City.
Tegan Holden, aged 22, of Brighton Way in Stevenage, and Reece Haynes, aged 30, of Sunnyside Road in Hitchin, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Monday 10 July.
The pair had been arrested in Welwyn Garden City on 5 January 2023.
Holden was sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of heroin and for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. Both sentences will run concurrently.
Haynes was jailed for three years and six months also for being concerned in the supply of heroin and for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. Again, both sentences will run concurrently.
After Haynes had been charged following his arrest in January, he was remanded to prison having previously been arrested in June 2022. Officers had arrested him following work with the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Orochi which tackles county lines drug dealing.
During the court hearing on 10 July, he was also sentenced in relation to the earlier offences. He was jailed for three years and six months for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin between 30 April and 29 May 2022. These sentences will run concurrently to each other but consecutive with the two other convictions above, meaning his overall sentence is seven years imprisonment.
Detective Inspector Bianca Broadbent, from the Welwyn Hatfield Local Crime Unit, said: “We work hard to tackle the local drugs supply and so I am glad that Haynes and Holden are now behind bars.
“I hope that the public feel reassured that these two offenders are no longer free to supply drugs to the local community.
“You can help us tackle the local drugs supply by letting us know about any suspicions or information you have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”