Four men have been jailed for the production of more than £300,000 worth of Spice and other drugs.
On Monday 22 January 2018. The following men were sentenced to a collective 19 years at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court. After pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.
Milad Finn of Stockport has been sentenced to 9 years for conspiracy to produce a psychoactive substance. Handling stolen goods, encouraging or assisting in the production of Class A or Class B drugs and breaching a serious crime prevention order.
Keith Robinson of Oldham has been sentenced to 6 years for conspiracy to produce a psychoactive substance. Encouraging or assisting in the production or supply of Class A or B drugs.
Jamie English of Royton, has been sentenced to 20 months for encouraging or assisting in the production or supply of Class A or Class B drugs.
Hassan Dehani of Oldham has been sentenced to 17 months for encouraging or assisting in the production or supply of Class A or Class B drugs.
As part of an ongoing investigation into the supply and production of drugs in Oldham. Officers uncovered Finn, Robinson, English and Dehani’s illicit dealings.
It soon became apparent that the four were responsible for the production and supply of illegal drugs including cocaine, methylampetamine and synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as Spice.
Between July 2016 and March 2017, they sourced the chemicals and equipment needed to produce illegal drugs. By establishing companies that could legitimately purchase restricted chemicals.
They used fictional names, as well as email accounts and falsified documents. This was to disguise their illegal activities and avoid detection by the police.
On 7 March 2017, officers executed warrants at residential properties and storage units across Oldham and Stockport.
At Robinson’s house they discovered laboratory equipment and chemicals used to manufacture synthetic drugs. As well as a large amount of heroin.
Twenty kilograms of Spice were recovered from the flat with a street value of £300,000. making it GMP’s biggest ever seizure of the substance.
Finn, Robinson and English were arrested and officers discovered that they had used anti-forensic software to cover their digital footprint while researching the drug manufacture process online.
Dehani’s involvement in the operation was later identified and on 3 August 2017 he was arrested.