THREE men have been jailed for conspiracy to supply class A drugs from Merseyside to the streets of Barrow.

Brady Cole, Daniel Bullock, and Tony Miller have all been sent to prison for their roles in a county lines drug supply chain run via a phone line labelled by police as the ‘Jimmy Line’.

The ‘director’ of the line - Cole, 31, of East Lane in Runcorn - was sentenced to four years and four months in prison his leading role.

‘The man on the ground’ - Bullock, 30, of Raleigh Street in Barrow - was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for his significant role.

Miller, 35, of Annan Street in Barrow, was sentenced to two years in prison for his lesser significant role.

Preston Crown Court heard the ‘Jimmy Line’ operated between March 8 and March 11 with Cole operating the phone line from Merseyside and contacting his ‘man on the ground’ Bullock in Barrow when heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine was arriving in the town to be delivered to users.

“Cole received requests from drug users and then would arrange for Bullock to deliver,” said prosecutor John Kennerley.

“One advert was sent out saying ‘on all night, got the best of both dark and white’.”

Mr Kennerley said Miller, a crack cocaine addict, got involved by letting his house be used by the drug dealers to get cheaper drugs.

The three were arrested on March 10 at his address on Annan Street where Miller was seen throwing evidence - 59 wraps of heroin, 12 wraps of cocaine, and around £3,000 - out the window by officers, the court was told.

All three, who have a significant number of previous convictions, were given full credit by his honour Judge Mathieson for their early guilty plea.

But the judge disregarded the defence counsel's suggestions that Miller and Bullock had lesser roles in the crime.

Cole was given a longer sentence for his leading role, for enticing a teenager to join the operation, and committing the offence while on licence after serving a 12-year sentence for a similar offence.