Man, 27, is jailed for eight years after running drugs network in Basingstoke
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A man who fled the country after being wanted by police for running a county lines drugs network in Basingstoke has been jailed for eight years.
Bradley Bardowell, 27, from Winchester Avenue, Hounslow, was involved in the running of the Class A drugs network, known as the G-Man line.
The conspiracy, which involved the supply of heroin and cocaine in the town, was said to have been in operation from April 2018 to May 2019.
Bardowell fled the country in May 2019 but was located in Norway in December 2022.
He was extradited back to the UK and sentenced to eight years at Salisbury Crown Court on Tuesday 5 September.
Bardowell pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs x2 in Basingstoke between April 2018 and May 2019.
He also admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs x2 in Hounslow between October 2018 and December 2019.
Twelve members of the drugs gang had already been sentenced for their involvement in the conspiracy.
It brings the total sentence for all parties involved in the drugs network to more than 60 years.
Chief Inspector Scott Johnson, Basingstoke’s District Commander, said: “This sentencing highlights that our officers will do everything in their power to ensure Basingstoke is not targeted by violent drugs networks.
“The case was built over many years and it demonstrates the relentless pursuit of those who seek to make money from such an evil trade.
“We can’t tackle this problem alone, but with the help of our communities, we can take action against those intent on breaking the law.
“If you have any concerns about drug-related activity in your area, you can report it online via www.hampshire.police.uk or by calling us on 101.”