A trio of drug dealers were jailed at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 13 February following a successful police investigation.
Shaun Brade, 18, of no fixed abode, was jailed for a total of five years and four months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Craig Brock, 24, from Poole, was sentenced to five years and four months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs and two years for possession with intent to supply class B drugs to run concurrently.
George McGaughey, 42, of no fixed abode, was jailed for five years and four months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team conducted detailed investigations to bring the offenders to justice. The case was led by Detective Inspector Stewart Dipple and Detective Constable Vanessa Moyle.
The investigation began in July 2014 when detectives launched a surveillance operation to investigate a group who were suspected of dealing in controlled drugs.
The men were all arrested on 22 August 2014.
Brade, Brock and McGaughey pleaded guilty to all charges.
A total of £41,000 worth class A and B drugs were seized during the operation.
Detective Inspector Stewart Dipple said: “I would like to pay tribute to those officers involved in the investigation as their dedication and hard work led to these convictions and lengthy prison sentences.
“Tackling drug dealing, drug use and related crimes is an ongoing priority for Dorset Police and I hope these prosecutions act as a warning to anyone considering dealing in drugs – you will be brought to justice.”