Head of OCG imprisoned for supplying A-class drugs in Northwich


The head of County Line Organised Crime Group (OCG) has been arrested from Liverpool and sentenced to jail for supplying A-class drugs in Northwich.

When he left his flat, Paul Brown of Quickthorne Crescent was suspected of supplying drugs in the flat, which he used as a base to supply A-class drugs, including Cocaine and Heroin.


On 30 April, Forty-two year older adult was previously released under investigation after he was the passenger in a car blocked by police on Runcorn Road in Northwich at 2.20 pm.

Searching the vehicle, the Investigation team encountered a mobile phone, crack cocaine and heroin, and two knives from the car’s boot. The drugs had a combined total of almost £2,000.

Brown was arrested at the scene and released under investigation after being questioned by officers.

A warrant was directed at a property on Lilac Drive on Thursday, 9 June, and Brown was seen walking down the communal stairs when police arrived.

A search of the flat led to crack cocaine and heroin, around £200 in cash, three mobile phones and drug paraphernalia being recovered.

Brown was arrested on doubt of possession with the intention to deliver crack cocaine and heroin and charged.


On Friday, 26 August, He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court and was sentenced to be imprisoned for sixty-eight months after claiming guilty to the offences.

“Brown was running a county line organised crime group that supplied crack cocaine and heroin to drug users in the Northwich area, said PC Adam Cupples of the Northwich local policing unit.

An OCG operates a county line. They use mobile phones, a bar or a graft to extend their supply of crack cocaine and heroin to users across the United Kingdom – usually from cities to rural areas.

PC Adam Cupples of the Northwich local policing unit revealed that “Brown was running county lines systematised crime group that delivered crack cocaine and heroin to drug users in the Northwich area.

In addition, PC Adam Cupples said, “Despite being charged and later released under investigation for drug offences, he continued to run his OCG, benefiting from his criminal activities.

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