County Lines: How dashcam footage lead to a gang being jailed for 40 years - part 1
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Across the next three days, we will be releasing clips from a County Lines incident that happened right here in Derbyshire.
Back in May 2021, a County Lines gang was jailed for more than 40 years after a member of the group filmed their drug dealing activities on his dashcam.
The Nottingham gang, led by Bright Norman, moved significant amounts of heroin and crack cocaine into Derby between 20 March 2020 and 22 July 2020.
In this clip, you will see Detective Inspector Matt Croome outline what County Lines is, and how both young and vulnerable people are exploited to sell drugs.
You will also see footage from the taxi’s dashcam of a conversation between members of the gang discussing how a young person has been bought to Derby from Nottingham, and dropped at a trap house to sell drugs – despite him never having been in the county before.
If this was your son, daughter, brother, sister, grandson or granddaughter – how would you feel about them being picked up and left in a house, being visited by people looking to buy drugs with no protection, no knowledge of the local area, and no friends or family to look out for them?
If you have concerns about someone you know being involved in County Lines activity or know about it happening in your community, contact us using any of the following non-emergency contact methods:
Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact