Connor Parsons made £800 a week selling heroin and cocaine in Stroud

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for almost three years after being caught dealing Class A and B drugs in Stroud. 

Connor Parsons was making about £800 a week from selling drugs to customers who contacted him on a phone number known as the ‘Bobby Line,’ Gloucester Crown Court heard yesterday (Dec 22).

Prosecutor Neil Treharne said Parsons was arrested after police observed two known Class A drug users acting suspiciously in Stroud and kept them under surveillance.

The officers then noticed a man talking to the drug users and witnessed a deal being conducted in Springfield Road in Uplands on November 17 this year, Mr Treharne said. 

Parsons was found with small quantities of heroin and cocaine on him. Its value in street deals was £50.

Police also seized his phone and searched his home in Ben Grazebrooks Well, Stroud. 

Stroud News and Journal: A photo of Connor Parsons provided by Gloucestershire police A photo of Connor Parsons provided by Gloucestershire police (Image: Gloucestershire police)

Mr Treharne said: “It is clear from Parsons’ phone messages that he was being concerned with the dealing of class A drugs. 

“When police entered the flat the same day, they found an envelope containing around £2,500 in cash inside a coat pocket, a number of burner phones, along with a substantial amount of drugs in the property. 

“The police recovered three quarters of an ounce of cocaine and two separate packages of heroin. 

A drug expert valued the drugs recovered as being £2,000 worth of crack cocaine, and between £700 and £1,400 worth of heroin as well as items of the drug paraphernalia. 

“Parsons was taken into custody and made full and frank admissions. He stated that he made approximately £800 a week from running the Bobby Line. 

“Parsons further explained that from the deals he conducted he would pass on £2,500 to those above him and £1,500 below him in the chain of operation. 

Gareth James, defending, said Parsons had been a cannabis dealer who had progressed into dealing in class A drugs. 

He added: “Parsons has an addiction to cannabis and took to dealing in the Class B drug to fund his own habit. 

“He was targeted by a drugs line being operated from outside the area and took over his enterprise and forced him to supply Class A drugs on their behalf.

“He effectively became a runner. 

“However things had gone sour when it was suggested that Parsons had lost a consignment and he was told that he was financially responsible for it and this became his debt.”

Parsons pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, crack cocaine and heroin on November 17, 2022 and being concerned in the supply of a class B drug, cannabis between July 12 and November 8, 2022.

He was jailed for 34 months. 

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