Why I said no to county lines drugs dealers
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County lines: Why one Suffolk teenager said no to drugs dealers

A teenager who was targeted by county lines drugs dealers has described how he turned his life around.

James, 18, from Suffolk, says he used to take drugs but woke up one day and thought: "I don't want to do this any more."

The teenager, who has not been involved in drugs for 18 months, wants to work to support young people affected by the issue.

Suffolk Police said there were multiple county lines operating in the area, and that young people were being consistently targeted to facilitate them.

It said it was working on making the county a "hostile place to be".

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Watch the full story on BBC Inside Out East at 1930 on BBC One on Monday 20 January, and afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

  • 20 Jan 2020