Man linked to Moss Side gangs jailed for drug offences









A man with alleged connections to gangs in Moss Side has been jailed, after pleading guilty to drug and firearms offences.

Talleko Lemonious, 20, was sentenced on Thursday 11 February 2016, at Manchester Crown Court to five years and four months in prison. This followed his guilty plea to possession with intent to supply heroin, production of cannabis and possession of ammunition.

Following a rise in community tensions as a result of two firearms discharges, officers from GMP’s Xcalibre Task Force executed warrants at an address on Hartington Street, Moss Side.

Inside the house police found more than £4000 worth of cash, more than £1000 worth of cannabis and hundreds of pounds worth of heroin and cocaine.

Further searches of the address also found cannabis “grows” in the rear and middle bedrooms of the house as well as the cellar area.

A yield calculation of the plants estimated their potential cannabis sales value to be between £15,800 and £37,700.

Various documents inside the address led officers to Lemonious, who is alleged to be connected with gangs in Moss Side.

Detective Inspector Tony Norman of the Xcalibre Task Force said: “Talleko Lemonious is a well-connected man who was heavily involved in the distribution of drugs in the local area.

“His incarceration will no doubt have an effect on the drug trade in Moss Side and I hope the sentence passed here today will go some way to showing that we remain as committed and active as ever to taking drugs and weapons off the streets.
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