On Drugs: County Lines - Victims or Criminals?

Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the UK drugs scene.

This week he hears about County Lines - the practise of drugs gangs exploiting children into carrying out illegal activity on their behalf. He talks to Nikki Holland from the National Crime Agency, Sonya Jones from charity Addaction and Tanayah Sam, ex-gangster who now prevents children from following the same route he did.

Jacob Hawley is a Silver ARIA-winning, BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.

Art by Made Up

Music by Buddy Peace

Producer: Nick Coupe