Two jailed over £3.5m Leicestershire drugs deal – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2010 in drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“Two men have been jailed for 13 years and four months each after they admitted possession of heroin with an estimated street value of £3.5m.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2010

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Respected police sergeant led double life as ‘mob boss in uniform’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2010 in drug offences, gangs, money laundering, news, police by sally

“Salim Razaq, 31, became a ‘mob boss in police uniform’ after taking charge of a drug and money-laundering racket when his younger brother, Hafiz, was jailed for kidnapping a rival gang member during a brutal turf war.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2010

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Black people six times more likely to face drug arrest – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2010 in criminal justice, drug offences, minorities, news, statistics by sally

“Black people are six times more likely to be arrested than white people for drug offences and 11 times more likely to be imprisoned, according to new research claiming to show the racial bias of the criminal justice system.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2010

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Home Office wrongly allowed import of medicinal cannabis – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2010 in customs and excise, drug offences, news by sally

“Email incorrectly said EU law allowed certain people to bring small quantities of cannabis into UK for personal use.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2010

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Drug dealer stripped of £550,000 assets – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2010 in confiscation, drug offences, news by sally

“A jailed drug dealer was stripped of more than half a million pounds of assets today – including his house, yacht and three flats.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2010

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Sentence doubled for corrupt PC – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2010 in corruption, drug offences, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A corrupt police officer who conspired with a drug dealer had his three-year jail sentence doubled at the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2010

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Cleator Moor drug dealer with dozens of clients jailed – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2010 in drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“A cocaine dealer owed thousands of pounds by clients has been sent to prison for four years.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2010

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Corrupt policeman jailed for seven years – the Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2010 in corruption, drug offences, news, police, robbery, sentencing, theft by sally

“A corrupt policeman who sold stolen police uniforms and offered tips on how to foil detectives was jailed for seven years today for drug dealing and helping to plot a robbery at a jewellery store.”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2010

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‘Legal high’ Naphyrone to be a Class B drug from Friday – Home Office

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in drug offences, press releases by sally

“Naphyrone (often called ‘NRG1’) and its related compounds will become Class B drugs from Friday July 23, 2010.”

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Home Office, 22nd July 2010

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Bar chairman backs calls to reconsider drug laws – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2010 in barristers, drug offences, news by sally

“One of Britain’s most senior lawyers has delivered a dramatic boost to the campaign to change the law on drugs.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2010

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Couple jailed for giving baby methadone – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2010 in child cruelty, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“Recovering heroin users jailed for child cruelty after using drug to soothe infant in the six months up to her death.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2010

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Bristol drug gang jailed after covert police operation – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2010 in assets recovery, conspiracy, drug offences, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

“Four men have been jailed for their part in a drugs network which police said allowed them to live a life of luxury hotels and fast cars.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2010

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‘Legal High’ Naphyrone to be Class B Drug – Home Office

Posted July 13th, 2010 in drug offences, news by sally

“Naphyrone – often advertised as ‘NRG1’ – and its related compounds are to be banned and made Class B drugs, Minister for Crime Prevention James Brokenshire announced today.”

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Home Office, 12th July 2010

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Legal high ‘NRG1’ to be made Class B drug – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2010 in drug offences, news by sally

“The legal high naphyrone will be made a Class B drug and banned, the Government said today.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2010

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News of the World story on John Terry’s dad was entrapment, says judge – The Guardian

“A crown court judge today described the News of the World’s story about the father of England footballer John Terry selling cocaine as a ‘very, very clear case of entrapment’.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2010

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Disabled man walks free after drug conviction – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2010 in disabled persons, drug offences, news, suspended sentences by sally

“A disabled former rock drummer walked free from court today after being convicted of growing cannabis which he took to treat a medical condition.”

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The Independent, 26th May 2010

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Care home boss Rachel Baker jailed for killing resident – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in care homes, drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“A former care home manager who stole drugs from residents to feed her own addiction has been jailed for 10 years for killing an elderly woman.”

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BBC News, 21st May 2010

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Struck-off doctor jailed for selling slimming pills – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2010 in doctors, drug offences, medicines, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“A struck-off doctor was jailed for selling slimming pills to patients across the country, police said. Sudesh Madan, 57, of Homeway, Romford, Essex, was given an 18-month prison sentence at St Albans Crown Court yesterday after previously admitting four counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and four counts of supplying a controlled drug. She also asked for eight other offences to be taken into consideration. ”

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The Independent, 12th May 2010

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Lords back mephedrone ban – The Independent

Posted April 9th, 2010 in drug abuse, drug offences, news, parliament by sally

“A ban on mephedrone and other so-called ‘legal highs’ was backed by the Lords today amid accusations ministers were guilty of a ‘knee-jerk’ response.”

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The Independent, 8th April 2010

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Care home boss Rachel Baker cleared of murdering residents – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2010 in care homes, drug abuse, drug offences, murder, news by sally

“Former care home manager Rachel Baker was today found not guilty of murdering two of her elderly residents. Baker, 44, was accused of murdering Frances Hay and Lucy Cox at Parkfields Residential Care Home in Butleigh, Somerset. She was cleared of the murder charges and an attempted murder charge involving Mrs Hay by a jury at Bristol Crown Court today.”

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The Independent, 8th April 2010

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