News 25 April 2021

Drug dealer who pretended to be Conor McGregor jailed

25 April 2021

A drug dealer who impersonated MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been sentenced and sent to prison.

The 34-year-old man reportedly gave his name as Conor and provided other false details when stopped by police officers.

The man was also found to have distributed business cards with McGregor written on the back.

Mark Nye was charged and sentenced to two years and nine months after pleading guilty to  possession with intent to supply class A drugs and driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.

Investigating officer PC Mcgill said: “A search of the address Mark was staying at revealed a large amount of boric acid, a cutting agent which is used by dealers to cut drugs and can have serious health implications for users themselves

“Officers also found a large cleaver readily accessible by his bed.

“Thanks to the work of our proactive drugs teams, we have taken yet another dealer off our streets and prevented Mark from causing further harm to the victims of his crimes.”

Officers found hundreds of text messages on Nye’s phone which implicated him in his drug dealing operation.

The Surrey Police posted the story on their Facebook page and received several comments which made light of the arrest and the resemblance between Nye and Conor McGregor.