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Tyldesley man jailed after police catch drug dealers
1:36pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A TYLDESLEY man was one of a trio jailed today when they appeared at Manchester Crown Court after being found with heroin worth tens of thousands of pounds.
Graham Anthony Beaumont, aged 29, of Somerset Avenue, Shakerley, Tyldesley appeared with Desmond James Noonan, aged 27, of Old Clough Lane, Worsley, and Christopher Perry, aged 29, of no fixed address. All admitted possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. Beaumont was jailed for two years, Noonan received a five year sentence and Perry was sentenced to three years and eight months and was given a further 14 months to run consecutively for unrelated drugs offences. The trio were the subject of an ongoing investigation when they were caught with the drugs.
On April 19 Perry and Beaumont were seen at Noonan’s home in a grey Seat Ibiza. All three got in the car, driven by Beaumont, and went to Oldham before heading back to Salford.
The car was stopped on Old Clough Lane at about 7.30pm and Noonan was detained a short distance away by a dog patrol after attempting to run off.
The other two were arrested at the scene.
A black carrier bag containing a plastic bag containing brown powder was recovered from underneath the front passenger seat of the vehicle. This was examined and found to be 1/3 kilo of heroin valued at £24,700.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Downey, from Salford, said: “These drugs were undoubtedly heading for the streets of Salford so to recover such a large amount is a great result.
“Heroin in particular is an extremely abhorrent drug that goes hand in hand with other crime, ranging from anti-social behaviour on streets where it is dealt, thefts and robberies committed by addicts to get another ‘score’ and fear, violence and intimidation by those involved across the supply chain.
“One defendant in particular carries a name that is notorious in the city and one that usually instils fear in some communities.
“Now these men have been sentenced we will use the Proceeds of Crime Act legislation to strip them of any assets and cash they have accumulated from their criminal enterprise.”
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