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A pair of brothers have been sentenced for a County Lines drug dealing conspiracy in Northampton.
Tyrrell Restal, 21, and 22-year-old Raheem Restal, both previously of Northampton, were suspected of dealing Class A drugs in the town for a number of months as members of a County Line.
Upon further investigation and working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, officers discovered that the Class A drugs were laced with a synthetic opioid called isotonitazene which has been associated with a number of deaths in the county.
After multiple enquiries were progressed to develop intelligence around the drugs line, a warrant was executed in February this year at addresses in Kingsthorpe Grove.
Inside, Raheem and Tyrrell were arrested and approximately £124,000 worth of Class A drugs were seized. Following a thorough search of the properties, a large quantity of cash, mobile phones and designer goods were also found and seized.
The brothers were both charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and pleaded guilty to the offences at Northampton Crown Court on May 23 and June 20 respectively. At the same court last week (October 14), Tyrrell was sentenced to six years and six months in prison and Raheem to five years and eight months in prison.
Lead Investigator – Detective Sergeant Megan Scotney, said: “Like so many drug dealers, the Restal brothers believed they were above the law and that we’d never catch up with them.
“This couldn’t have been further from the truth. We know a lot more about drug dealers than they like to think and will always be working hard, one step at a time, to bring them to justice.
“Tackling drug harm is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police so I am really pleased that in this case we have taken two drug dealers off the streets who will now pay for their crimes.
“If you suspect drug dealing in your local area, please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Though it may look like nothing is being done on the surface, we are continually collating evidence in order to progress investigations and make this county a safe place to live.”
Photo from left to right: Tyrrell Restal, Raheem Restal.