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6 December 2011, 16:04
A drug dealer who was responsible for the coordination and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine throughout Nottinghamshire from his mobile phone, will spend the next seven years in jail.
Courtney Voce appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today.
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to 16 offences relating to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs between 20 September 2010 to 2 November 2010.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison. Voce, who was unemployed at the time, was the manager of a lucrative Radford drug dealing business known on the streets as "Jay".
He operated the business from an unregistered pay-as-you-go mobile phone, coordinating drug deals across Nottinghamshire. Voce, previously of Stansfield Street, was charged following covert police work and the analysis of 26,000 mobile phone communications under Operation Vanguard.
Detective Constable Andy Gerus, of Operation Vanguard, said: ?Voce has been responsible for the solicitation of countless drug deals in Nottinghamshire at the touch of a button.
"His imprisonment today has closed down a large drugs arm and has hopefully sent the message out to the drugs fraternity of Nottinghamshire that we do not tolerate the supply of controlled drugs on our watch and will doggedly pursue those involved until we have a conviction.
Today's result is testament to the tireless work of a very dedicated team of officers. It also reflects the dim view taken by the criminal justice system of people who infect our communities with controlled drugs and perpetuate the further crime inevitably stemming from them."