What a dope! County lines drug dealer is jailed for nine years after police find pictures of him showing off his guns on his mobile phone
- JJ Logan Cross, 22, was pictured posing with a revolver and a sawn-off shotgun
- He was arrested after officers found a box of guns with his fingerprints on
A County Lines drug dealer was jailed for nine years after police found pictures of him on his phone posing with guns.
JJ Logan Cross, 22, was arrested after a cardboard box full of firearms and ammunition were found at a garage in Beeston, Nottingham, in December 2021.
A court heard the young drug dealer’s fingerprints was on two of the guns and when he was arrested officers searched his mobile phone.
They found damning evidence of the brazen thug posing for photographs while brandishing a revolver and a sawn-off shotgun.
JJ Logan Cross, 22, pictured above, was jailed for nine years after police found photographs of him posing with a revolver and a sawn-off shotgun
The drug dealer’s fingerprints were found on two guns inside a box of firearms the police found
Cross, of Bilborough, Nottingham, went on to be linked to a string of organised criminality involving firearms, Class A drugs and money laundering.
Detectives had found he had been using a dedicated mobile phone line to sell Class A drugs within Nottinghamshire and across county borders.
They later found the stash of guns, which included a Russian Baikal 27E-1C bore shotgun, a Webley Mk VI revolver, a Smith and Wesson revolver, and a Colt DA.
A further lock-up garage in Wollaton, Nottingham, had already been linked to him and was searched in February last year.
Detectives found the stash of guns, which included a Russian Baikal 27E-1C bore shotgun, a Webley Mk VI revolver, a Smith and Wesson revolver, and a Colt DA
Inside, cops found £80,000 worth of heroin, £5,000 worth of cocaine, £7,000 in cash and a stolen motorbike.
Cross was charged with possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply and possession of the criminal property.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in December last year and was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (26/1).
Detective Inspector Nikki Smith, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘This was a great piece of investigative work by two police teams working closely together.
‘The officers’ skill and dedication have resulted in us taking potentially lethal firearms and large quantities of drugs off the streets.
‘After today’s sentencing, it has also allowed us to put this individual behind bars for a significant amount of time.
‘The hefty sentence handed down to Cross sends a clear message to other organised criminals operating in the area and causing misery in our communities.
‘The severity of his offences should not be underestimated, and the quantities of drugs we are talking about here are substantial.
‘The fact that Cross also possessed lethal firearms shows his complete disregard for public safety.
‘We continue to work relentlessly to crack down on weapon-enabled and drug-related crime and to reduce the availability of firearms and drugs in our neighbourhoods.
‘We treat all such reports with the utmost severity and will always do everything in our power to keep people safe and take action against anyone found to be breaking the law.’