A woman was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for her role in a Class A drug hotline she ran from her home in Timperley.

Sophia McAllister made and received more than 8,000 calls, and sent and received more than 6,000 messages over four months, GMP Trafford said.

GMP Trafford started an investigation into the Class A drug hotline and traced it to McAllister who was arrested during a raid at her home in Timperley.

The phone was discovered in the lounge while cocaine and heroin were discovered in the kitchen of the address in Bowker Court off Carrfield Avenue.

McAllister admitted charges of concern in the making of an offer to supply a Class A drug and, on Wednesday (October 4), she was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

PC Andy Shaw, of GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: "County Lines drugs operations have consequences for the community and we will continue to monitor and track using our techniques to uncover groups and individuals who are involved in serious and organised crime.

"Our approach to tackle this type of criminality continues at pace as we assess the threat these drugs have communities and individuals. We will continue to act on all intelligence received and rest assured we are determined to make sure those who disregard the law will face justice."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the LiveChat on gmp.police.uk.

They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.