TWO men have been jailed for their roles in a multi-kilo drugs conspiracy in Llangollen.

The North West Regional Crime Unit said the conspiracy saw the town being "overrun with Class A and B drugs and associated disorder, violence, and anti-social behaviour". 

Nine people had already been sentenced to a total of 57 years as part of the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit Investigation. 

At Mold Crown Court on Friday (February 23), two further men were sentenced for their part in the conspiracy.

Stephen Chadwick, 37 of New Fort Way, Bootle was jailed for 8 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B.

David Oliver, 36 of Jesse Hartley Way, Liverpool was jailed for 7 years and 6 months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.  

Friday's sentencing has brought the total to 72 years and 6 months.

In the first trial which took place in December 2023, seven men and two women were jailed after pleading guilty to being involved in a plot to supply Class A and B drugs from a wholesaler in Liverpool to a distributor in Oswestry for onward supply into Llangollen and surrounding areas.


​Over a 20-month period between July 24, 2021, and March 29, 2023, the group distributed and sold several Kilos of Class A and B drugs across North Wales, Merseyside, and West Mercia.   

Detective Inspector Adam Cooke from the NWROCU’s Operational Taskforce Team said: “These are the last to be sentenced as part of Operation Arch - an investigation into a multi-kilo county drug line between Liverpool and North Wales.

“County lines drug dealing destroys lives and communities, and we remain relentless in our pursuit of these criminals and to bring down serious and organised criminal groups.

“I'd like to thank our colleagues in North Wales and Merseyside Police for their assistance in this investigation. We hope this significant sentence shows that the NWROCU, working with partners, will continue to crack down on criminals making huge amounts of money by selling drugs in our region."