A ROWLEY Regis man has been jailed for his part in a county lines drug dealing network.

Reece Young, 22, of Harvest Road, got three years and ten months for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs after an investigation into a deal line known as the Jay line.

He was one of four dealers who have been jailed for a total of more than 21 years.

The line holder Nathaniel Miles-Webster, 27, of Heathside Drive, Birmingham, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs during the hearing at Worcester Crown Court on Friday November 3.

Emmanuel Freeman-Douglas, 27, of Shannon Road, Birmingham, was jailed for six years and seven months for being concerned in the supply of heroin, possession of criminal property, possession of class B drugs and being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine.

Jake Ford, 26, of Saffron House, Kings Norton got a three-year sentence for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

A fifth man, Joel Phillips, 19, of Bristol Road South, Northfield, was given a two-year sentence, suspended for 18 months for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Information was received by South Worcestershire County Lines officers in 2020 that a local address was being cuckooed by people from the Birmingham area.

It was raided and Joel Phillips and Jake Ford were found inside. Ford had £1,200 cash on him, Phillips had a meat clever and Class A drugs.

Halesowen News: Items found during the investigationItems found during the investigation (Image: West Mercia Police)

On April 21, 2020, the Jay Line’s ‘lieutenant’ Emmanuel Freeman-Douglas, 27, was arrested for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

During a search more than 300g of cannabis and more than £5,000 cash was found.

Eight days later, information was received the Jay Line was back operating out of an address in Evesham. Several local drug users were stopped and found in possession of Class A drugs.

A nearby address was identified and Reece Young was found hiding in the bathroom.

Several phones were recovered, plus more than £700 in cash and a taser disguised as a BMW car key.

On June 8, 2020, a warrant was executed at the home of Nathaniel Miles-Webster, 27, and at a second address in Kidderminster.

He was arrested at his home where £585 of cash and 385g of cannabis were found together with multiple phones and SIM cards linked to drug supply including Evesham’s Jay Line.

Overall, the investigation recovered more than £8,000 in cash, almost 1kg of cannabis and £1,000 worth of Class A drugs.

Detective Sergeant Luke Papps of South Worcestershire County Lines team said: “Putting this gang behind bars removes another threat in our daily battle to rid the streets of this most impactful and harmful illegal activity as we continue to actively identify, investigate and prosecute all others attempting to do the same.”