24th October 2020

Twelve heroin and crack cocaine suppliers from Leigh have been jailed for nearly 69 years.

Twelve heroin and crack cocaine suppliers from Leigh have been jailed for nearly 69 years.

Ten men and two women have today, Thursday 21 December 2017, been sentenced to 68 years and six months in prison for Class A drug offences at Preston Crown Court.

Between January 2017 and March 2017 a number of vehicles connected to the group were stopped by police.

Inside, hundreds of pounds of cash was discovered as well as 70 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.

A further search of Anderton and Charnock’s home also found Class A drugs littered throughout the property.

On 13 March 2017, Rowlinson and Ashcroft came out of a home on Richmond Drive and as police went to arrest them, Briggs and Siddeley jumped out of a window on the first floor.

They were arrested that day and following an extensive search of the property more drugs were discovered as well as mixing agents and several mobile phones.

Further enquiries and intelligence led police to the remainder of the group which included fourteen people in total.

Detective Sergeant Simon Monks of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “Today’s sentences are not only a richly deserved outcome for the specialist officers from GMP and Lancashire who have been involved in uncovering these key players in the supply of drugs across the borough, but also the communities which are often blighted by these drugs and the pain and misery that they cause.

“The men and women involved went to extreme lengths, such as hiding items on their person, giving themselves alias names and jumping out of first floor windows, to avoid being caught by the police.

“The fact they took such serious measures to evade us shows they understood that what they were doing was not only breaking the law, but putting people’s lives at risk.

“Taking a supplier of drugs off the street is great, but to have twelve people who have actively supplied class A drugs behind bars is a huge achievement.”

Sentences as below:

Jamie Crompton (02/02/1986) of Ainsworth Lane, Bolton has been sentenced to seven years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine, as well as robbery and handing a stolen vehicle which were separate matters

Robyn Anderton (08/12/1994) of Palace Grove, Leigh has been sentenced to five years and seven months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis

Darren Charnock (25/03/1989) of Palace Grove, Leigh has been sentenced to seven years and two months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

Lisa Rigby (09/10/1980) of Cunliffe Street, Leigh has been sentenced to five years for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Alex Hall (25/03/1988) of Carswell Close, Tyldesley has been sentenced to four years for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Luke Briggs (29/09/1999) of Hendon Street, Leigh has been sentenced to three years for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Kieron Siddeley (26/06/1998) of Warrington Road, Leigh has been sentenced to five years and four months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Hayden Ashcroft (15/06/1996) of Coronation Drive, Leigh has been sentenced to four years for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Charlie Boyle (31/12/1997) of Carisbrook Road, Leigh has been jailed for five years and seven months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin, as well as separate offences of criminal damage, arson, and assault.

Michael Siddeley (Jnr) (05/06/1993) of Littleton Close, Warrington, has been sentenced to nine years and four months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Callum Riley (26/07/1999) of Kensington Drive, Leigh has been sentenced to seven years for conspiracy to supply heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis.

Aaron MacFadden (31/12/1992) of Chatham Street, Leigh has been sentenced to five years and eight months for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Jonathan Wood (04/03/1986) of Richmond Drive, Leigh has been sentenced to eight months, suspended for 18 months, and 100 hours unpaid work for allowing a property to be used to produce class A drugs.

A 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a 12-month rehabilitation order for supplying cannabis..

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