top of page

Advertise Here.

Read Full Story Here...
Formby School of Dancing & Perfoming Arts new banner.jpg

Formby man jailed for two years for possession of drugs worth over £13,000

A pair of drug dealers have been jailed after they were found with almost £14,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine at a house in Exeter.

Karl Flynn and Louis Douglas had been ordered by a gang in Liverpool to take the drugs to Devon, where they were due to be sold on the streets.

About half were already packaged up ready for street sale while a larger block of heroin still had to be weighed and bagged.

The two men were both homeless and were pressured into making the drugs run because they owed money for cannabis or heroin, Exeter Crown Court was told.

Douglas found himself on the streets after being stabbed by his own brother Anthony, aged 27, who he had allowed to stay at his flat. he was only saved when his guard dog named Troy intervened and bit Anthony's arm.

Flynn, aged 29, and Douglas, aged 20, both of no fixed address, admitted possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply.

Flynn was jailed for three years and Douglas for two by Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, who said Douglas deserved a lower sentence because he was younger and less involved.

Miss Janice Eagles, prosecuting, said both defendants were asleep at a house in a flat on Topsham Road when police carried out a dawn raid on June 6.

Douglas was on the living room floor while Flynn was upstairs with his girlfriend. Police noticed Douglas was pale and sweating and after taking him to the bathroom he removed a large package of heroin from between his buttocks.

A Kinder Egg and another package were found in the jackets of Flynn's pockets. The egg contained 37 wraps of heroin and the other package help 455 wraps of crack cocaine. The heroin was worth £5,360 and the cocaine £8,330, making a total of £13,690. Messages on phones taken from both men showed evidence of drug dealing.

Mr Nigel Wraith, for Flynn, said he had been homeless or sofa surfing since he was 18 and was forced to deal drugs to pay of debts for heroin.

Miss Julia Brassington, for Douglas, said he had an unhappy childhood in and out of the care system but had become a plasterer. His problems arose when he re connected with his natural family.

His father died soon after they were reunited and last year he agreed to give his older brother a bail address, only for him to attack him, leaving him serious injured.

The attack led to him losing his accommodation and living on the streets where he was vulnerable and easy prey to the drug gang that forced him to go to Devon.

GA Bathrooms.jpeg
Premier Fencing Large Square.jpg
BLD Studio.png
Large Square Advert.jpg
square with Hot Tub.jpg
Square Advert 1.jpg
Square Advert.jpg
square with Hot Tub.jpg
BLD Studio.png
Large Square Advert.jpg

Submit Your News to Formby Bubble

Contact us with your Community News, Business or Sports News. 

Phone our Newsdesk on: 01704 86 30 30 






Please submit your news story to, the biggest news outlet for Formby with over 40,000 individual hits on our website every month and over 500,000 page views!

  • Instagram
  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
Featured Stories
Banner with Hot Tub.jpg
bottom of page