Drug dealer and courier jailed - Luton

03/07/2015

A man, who was using his sister's home to receive packages of drugs worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, has today, Friday, 03 July 2015, been jailed for eight years.

When police swooped after a delivery on 28 January this year, they found parcels which contained heroin, cocaine and cannabis that could have sold for more than £1 million on the streets. If sold on in bulk they would have been worth more than £500,000.

Duane Law, aged 27, was said to be playing a significant role in a plot to supply drugs to Bedfordshire from London, using courier deliveries.

Law waited at his sister's house in Crossway, Luton on three occasions on 22 January, 23 January and 28 January this year and signed for the deliveries from UPS. But on the day of the final delivery police were waiting nearby and entered the house within minutes, Luton Crown Court was told on Friday. They found the drugs concealed in the parcels. There was 7 kilos of heroin and one kilo of cocaine at high purity, and 22 kilos of cannabis.

Prosecutor Sheilagh Davies said it was not possible to say what quantity of drugs the two previous deliveries contained.

Law said after his arrest: "I owe money and that's why I am in this predicament."

Miss Davies said that related to a previous conviction of Law's in which he was jailed for receiving a consignement of cannabis worth £15,000. Because the drugs had been seized he was in debt over their loss.

Law, of Clevedon Road, Luton pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

David Healey, defending said: "He knows he just has to put his head down and serve his time."

Judge David Farrell QC told Law: "But for the timely intervention of police these drugs would have ended up on the streets of Luton and the surrounding area. In the full knowledge of what the boxes contained, you allowed yourself to be put in a position to receive them at your sister's house where young children lived. You were an important part in this significant drug chain."

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