A MAN has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for his part in a Class A drugs supply line.

Shaun Down, 38, of Harper Street, Barnoldswick, was jailed alongside two others following Lancashire Constabulary's Operation Picasso.

Operation Picasso was launched to take down the 'Pablo Line' which was run by Amir Shah, 26, of Great Harwood, Dowd and Pavol Kantor, 22, of Colne. All three pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply crack cocaine and heroin and were sentenced at Preston Crown Curt on October 12.

The court was told police, on September 2, 2021, had stopped and man and a woman in Colne who were in possession of heroin and crack cocaine. When searching their home they found more drugs, valued at £910, and a burner phone which showed they were being controlled by “Pablo”, aka Amir Shah.

On November 18, 2021, Dowd was stopped driving a Volkswagen Passat and found to be in possession of heroin and a mobile phone. While Dowd was being searched his phone was constantly ringing, with PK popping up on the screen. Evidence proved PK was Pavel Kantor – a drug dealer for the Pablo Line.

 Shah, was jailed for six years and Kantor for three years.