A MAN who was dealing class A drugs on the streets of a Cheshire town has been jailed.

Aaron Honson appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday, February 7, where he was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison.

The 39-year-old of Portland Road, Warrington, had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin, crack cocaine).

The court heard that on Monday, January 8, plain clothed officers were on patrol as part of Operation Medusa, a joint operation between Cheshire Police and Merseyside Police to target county line drug activity.

Honson was spotted, involved in what appeared to be a drug deal on Longshaw Street in Warrington.

He was stopped and questioned by officers as to whether he had any illegal substances in his possession – Honson admitted that he was in possession of heroin and crack cocaine, which he had hidden in his anus.

He was arrested at around 2.20pm that day, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin, crack cocaine).

Following the sentencing Detective Inspector Robert Balfour​, said: “Illegal drugs have a hugely detrimental impact on our communities, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

"Thanks to this excellent example of proactive police work and collaboration with our neighbouring forces, we have successfully put another drug dealer behind bars, and removed a quantity illegal drugs from our streets.

“We always endeavour to do all we can to combat this kind of behaviour, to make our communities safer places to live and visit, while making it harder for people intent on supplying drugs to operate.

“We will always act on any information about drug-related activity and would urge anyone who believes this activity is happening in their community to Cheshire Police by calling 101 or through our website.”