Drug dealers jailed - Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

19/06/2015

A large scale Class A drug dealer and his trusted assistant appeared and St Albans Crown Court today, Friday, 19 June 2015, and were jailed for a combined total of more than 16 years.

Marvin Douglas was sentenced to 9 years 9 months for his role in supplying cocaine and heroin in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

His number two Lee Dixon received 6 years and 6 months for his part in the Bedfordshire conspiracy.

Douglas was arrested after crashing his VW Scirocco as he tried to get away from the police on the A1 in Bedfordshire on 23 September last year. The car ended up on its roof and he was found to have crack cocaine with a street value of £32,000 and £20,000 in cash on him. He was on licence for a sentence of being concerned in the supply of cocaine dating back to 2010.

Dixon was caught with cash and cocaine when officers raided his home in Kempston on 15 October last year.

Both men had been linked through forensics and phone records to a drugs safe house at Bywater House in Harlinger Street, Woolwich, on 5 March, last year where police seized import-purity cocaine and £19,740. Douglas' fingerprints and DNA were found on plastic wrappers and Dixon's fingerprints were also discovered.

Daniel Siong prosecuting for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Marvin Douglas occupied a leading role as a wholesale and distributor of cocaine. He is at the very top end of leading role. Lee Dixon was his trusted assistant."

Douglas, now aged 34, previously of Hidcote Drive, West Croft, Milton Keynes, and Dixon, aged 31, of Williamson Road, Kempston, Bedford, appeared for sentence via a video link from Bedford jail. They had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine between 1 February 2014 and 21 November 2014, at an earlier hearing. Douglas, in addition, admitted possessing criminal property and dangerous driving. Douglas also admitted conspiracy to supply heroin between 28 June and 15 October 2014 in relation to the Northampton offences.

Jailing Douglas, Judge Andrew Bright QC told him: "You were at the top end of the leading role in this conspiracy. You played a significant role in the moving and transport of drugs." He told Dixon he had a "significant role."

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