Drug dealer jailed - Radlett

23/02/2016

A professional drug dealer from Radlett has been sentenced today, Tuesday, 23 February 2016, to a further four and a half years in jail for supplying amphetamine and cannabis.

Gary Spackman, aged 49, was told by Judge Andrew Bright QC at St Albans Crown Court that he had "made a career out of drug dealing."

Spackman, of Battlers Green Drive, Radlett, organised the supply of 15 kilos of dry amphetamine, with a purity of nearly 100 percent, from a 'dirty phone.'

Prosecutor Charles Digby said the Class B drug had a wholesale value of £75,000 and a street value of between £400,000 and £800,000.

Spackman appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class B drug. He was sentenced to four and a half years. This sentence will be consecutive to the four years four months he received at Aylesbury Crown Court in December for conspiracy to supply cannabis. He had two other convictions for drug supply.

Oliver Doherty, defending, said it was not accepted he was the 'leading light' of the operation. He said Spackman became involved in the conspiracy because he was in debt to those higher up the drugs chain after he lost amphetamine when he was arrested in an earlier police operation. He was sentenced in 2013, being released in June 2014. "He kept his nose clean for a year, working as a roofer, but it was believed he was indebted because it was suggested he had lost them money. The movement of 15 kilos of amphetamine was at the behest of others and was not his operation. They had given him a dirty phone and asked him to help in the movement of drugs."

But Judge Bright told him: "I have absolutely no doubt you played a leading role. You were obviously very close to the original source as the drug was of such a high purity. You are a professional drugs dealer, who makes a living out of it."

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