County lines dealer who offered addicts '4 for £25' heroin wraps is jailed

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Amari Miller, 20, of Horton Square in the Highgate area of Birmingham, was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court as part of a county lines drug investigation. (West Midlands Police)
Amari Miller, 20, has been jailed for his role in a county lines drugs gang. (West Midlands Police)

A county lines drug dealer who offered heroin addicts four small wraps for £25 has been jailed.

Amari Miller, 20, had a dedicated phone which he would use to message all 86 of his contacts in Telford, Shropshire, with special offers on heroin and crack cocaine.

For £25, users could have four small wraps of drugs personally delivered to them from Birmingham.

West Midlands Police traced the phone and arrested Miller at Telford railway station on 2 September last year.

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When he was searched, officers found the phone and 166 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine worth £1,755. 

Miller was jailed for five years at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

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In 2018, Miller had been found guilty and sentenced for running a similar operation in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: "The cost to the West Midlands region of substance misuse is £1.4 billion every year. That includes the cost to society of drug-related crime, health and social service use and deaths.

"Half of all burglary, theft, shoplifting and robbery is committed by people who use heroin or cocaine regularly.

"This represents one in five crimes reported to West Midlands Police and tens of thousands of victims.

"Every three days in the West Midlands somebody dies from drug poisoning, with a death every four hours in England."

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