County lines drug dealer who supplied class A drugs between Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire jailed


A county lines drug dealer who supplied class A drugs between Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire has been handed a prison sentence of three years and three months. Dominic Bevilacqua, 23, was found with 16 cannabis plants when police officers carried out a warrant on his Lincolnshire home on February 13.

As well as the plants in an upstairs bedroom, which were worth up to £13,000, police found three mobile phones. One of these linked Bevilacqua to the 'Dom' drugs line.

He was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (May 24), after previously pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and cannabis; production of cannabis; three counts of assault by beating; possession of an offensive weapon in a public place; and committing an act with intent to pervert the course of public justice.

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Detective Constable Jeremy Turner, who investigated, said: “Bevilacqua would travel between Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and send hundreds of messages to vulnerable drug users advertising cocaine and cannabis for sale, and then pocket the cash.”

The arrest was made as part of Operation Hypernova, a force-wide crack down on county lines drug dealing and human trafficking that took place in February. It saw 51 county lines dismantled and 33 people charged with 93 drug and human trafficking offences.