AN organised crime gang who flooded Barrow with heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for almost 20 years.

Daniel Olaloko, Peter Adebayo, Joshua Adams and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, transported Class A drugs from London and Manchester into Barrow.

Burnley Crown Court today heard the gang were targeted by police working on the 'county lines' operation Titanic.

The gang, led by Daniel Olaloko and Peter Adebayo, targeted the town between December 1 and April 26.

The drugs were sourced by dealers in London, Manchester and Preston before being taken along the A590 to Barrow.

Olaloko and Adebayo set up a sophisticated phone relay system where addicts would call a number to place an order for drugs.

The duo would receive this call in other parts of the UK.

They would then direct others in the conspiracy to deliver the drugs to customers in Barrow.

The brand name given to the line was ‘Nation’.

The court heard this brand name would advertise the sale of drugs via text messages to potential customers. Those messages read “ON BEST OF BOTH NATION…”

Police first interrupted the gang in early December 2017 when they raided a property in Barrow.

Following the raid three people were sentenced after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin.

Lyndon Koroma, aged 19, Dodson Street, Southwark, London, was sentenced to five years in prison.

John Rogers, aged 21, of Hawkstone Road, Southwark, London, was sentenced to a two years five months in prison.

Karen Mcullough, aged 40, of Rawlinson Street, Barrow, was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

They all worked for Olaloko and Adebayo, police said.

Today, Olaloko,19, of Corporation Street, Preston was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs - namely heroin and crack cocaine in a 'county lines' operation.

Adebayo, 19, of Old Lane, Manchester, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Fellow gang member Joshua Adams, 24, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to four years and five months in prison.

A 17-year-old male from Manchester, was also sentenced to one year and six months in prison and a training order.