A ‘dangerous duo’ involved in running a county lines drug supply have been jailed for a total of 24 years after being caught with around £108,000 worth of drugs.
Jermequic Harrison, 30, of the Clapham Road Estate in Peckham and Rhianna McLeggan, 27, of Chadwick Road in Slough, were convicted of drugs and firearms offences.
The pair appeared for sentencing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday.
Harrison was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment having previously been convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and conspiracy to possess firearms.
McLeggan had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.
Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, with support from firearms officers, executed a search warrant at an address in Clitterhouse Crescent, Cricklewood on October 18, 2019.
During the search, a firearm and fourteen rounds of ammunition were recovered with forensic evidence linking Harrison to the gun.
On January 8, 2020, he was seen leaving an address in Chadwick Road, where he met McLeggan at her car and was handed a box.
When officers approached him, he dropped the box and ran off, but was detained nearby and arrested.
A search of the address led to the recovery of a ‘significant amount’ of class A drugs.
The box he had discarded after meeting McLeggan contained a large amount of cutting agent.
During his trial, the court heard evidence from a drugs expert who estimated the seizure to have a street value of just over £108,000.
Phone evidence presented during the trial clearly showed that both McLeggan and Harrison were involved in running county lines drug supply.
Detective Inspector Dave Williams, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “This investigation has resulted in lengthy custodial sentences for two dangerous individuals that possessed a firearm and ammunition and supplied class A drugs through a county lines route.
“The links between gun crime and class A drugs, both of which cause significant damage to communities, were shown throughout this trial.
“These sentences will serve as a timely reminder to those that are intent on becoming involved in this type of crime that they can expect to be the subject of focused and meticulous investigations to bring them to justice.
“The judge highlighted the strength of the investigation that led to this case being brought and rightly praised my officers for their tenacity and professionalism.
“Officers from across the Met work relentlessly to keep London safe by protecting the public from high-harm individuals and those intent on peddling drugs and using serious violence.
“We remain totally committed to removing dangerous criminals and putting them before the courts.”
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