Matthew Heywood, leading Sophie Evans, secured a suspended sentence for a client accused of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. The trial, which took place at Inner London Crown Court, involved five defendants accused of running a “County Lines” drugs line in the Surrey area over a period of months in 2017. The police estimated that as much as 2.5kg of heroin and crack cocaine could have been brought by the gang from London to Surrey. The leading member of the conspiracy received a sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment.

Matthew and Sophie were instructed by Cowans Solicitors LLP.