A MAN accused of involvement in one of Cumbria’s biggest county lines drugs supply plots has appeared in front of a judge.
Louis James Roberto Simpson, 26, faces one charge.
This alleges that he conspired together with others to unlawfully supply class A substances between June 1 and November 22, 2018.
Simpson is accused of being part of an illegal enterprise masterminded by a Liverpool-based organised crime group to supply the class A drugs in the Carlisle area on a “commercial basis”. This has been described as “one of the biggest cases to hit Cumbria”.
Simpson appeared over a video link at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (MON), when he pleaded not guilty to the charge he faces.
He was represented by barrister Michael Bagley, who appeared over a telephone line.
A timetable for the progression of the case was outlined by prosecutor Tim Evans. Simpson, of Walton Road, Liverpool, is due to stand trial in front of a jury. This is due, at present, to start on June 15 with a time estimate of four to five days.
The case is due to be mentioned again at the crown court on April 29, and in the meantime Simpson was remanded in custody by Recorder Eric Lamb.