50 years worth of jail-time has been awarded to a criminal gang that has been supplying drugs in Preston.
A group of eight people had been captured during ‘Operation Chihuahua’, which was designed to combat a spate of violent offenses that had been linked with drug use.
Last Friday saw the first sentencing, as Linford Baron was jailed for 13 and a half years for Conspiracy to Supply Cocaine and Heroin.
Baron’s mother was also convicted and sentenced for 10 years on the same charges.
Kieron Killeen, Mohammed Sulaman Khan, Lee-ann Mclaughlin, Ben Hartley, Matthew Carberry and Jordan Middleton were also sentenced as the group’s total sentencing amounted to more than 50 years.
According to Lancashire Police, Detective Inspector Roger Ashcroft said ‘we want to disrupt and deal with those who may be involved in criminality, but also that we can warn and educate young people about the consequences of going down the same path’.