Gang jailed For 30 years for supplying £900,000 worth of Heroin and Cocaine in Morecambe

09/03/2016

Seven members of a drugs gang have today been sentenced to a total of almost 30 years in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Morecambe between February and December 2014. Mark Symeou, the gang's mastermind, was jailed for 10 years.

Brett Gerrity Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West said: "This gang were responsible for a major supply chain of Class A drugs, heroin and cocaine, with which they flooded the streets of Morecambe.

"The drugs were transported from Liverpool where Mark Symeou controlled the operation at arm's length, in order to avoid getting his own hands dirty. He used Paul Fadeyibi as his middle man; he was responsible for collecting the drugs from Symeou and supplying them to the remaining members of the gang who operated as street dealers in Morecambe.

"We have worked closely with Lancashire Police to dismantle the gang, remove them from society and take the harmful drugs off the streets in order to restore Morecambe back into a safe community.

"The CPS and the police take these offences extremely seriously. We will continue to work closely with them to ensure that those involved in this kind of criminality are brought to justice to make the streets of Lancashire a safe place to live, work and visit."

Individual sentences:

  • Mark Symeou was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine) and Money Laundering
  • Paul Fadeyibi was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine)
  • Gareth Rees was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine)
  • Katrina Knight was sentenced to 2 years and 11 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine)
  • Christopher Robinson was sentenced to 4 years and 4 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine)
  • Chantelle Kane was sentenced to 2 years and 2 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine)
  • Brian McGowan was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Supply Class A (Heroin and Cocaine)