Revealed: 9 people most wanted by police for drug dealing in Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 09:33 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:58 03 May 2018
These are the faces of the nine most wanted people police are hunting in Norfolk for county lines drug dealing.
Officers are appealing for help from members of the public to find the criminals who are wanted in connection with the supply of Class A drugs in Norfolk.
Assistant Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary, Paul Sanford, said the force can’t tackle this problem alone and communities have a “role to play” in keeping neighbourhoods safe.
The move follows two weeks of action in which officers arrested 68 people in the Norwich area on suspicion of offences related to the supply of drugs as part of Operation Gravity.
The nine people police are appealing for help to trace are: Jah Mal Ohene-Darko, 23, from the London area, Andrew Wirt, 31, from Norwich, Conner Durrant, 21, from the Lowestoft area, Nathaniel Douglas, 29, from the London area, Sue-Lee Mackey, 32, from Norwich, Muhammed Ashen, 29, from London, Shane Dagless, 30, from Norwich, Ben Matthews, 43, from Norwich and Rhyann Kelly, 18, from Liverpool.
ACC Sanford has urged anyone who may recognise these people or know where they are to come forward.
“When we launched Operation Gravity we made it clear that Norfolk was not open for business for illegal drug activity and the message remains the same,” he said. “However, we cannot deal with the issue with enforcement alone and local communities also have a role to play in helping keep their neighbourhood safe and free from the kind of anti-social behaviour linked to Class A drug dealing.
“We have been overwhelmed by the public support of Operation Gravity so far – and whilst it has led to more reports of illegal drug activity and knife crime in the county – it has enabled to take action where it is needed.”
Operation Gravity was launched in December 2016 in response to an increase in serious violent crime linked to county line drug dealing in Norfolk and more the 500 people have been arrested.
• If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of the individuals pictured, do not approach them, but contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 immediately quoting CAD 265 of May 2, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555111.